LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse

Los Angeles, California

LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse

2021 | Aviation | National Award — Merit

LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the top five busiest airports in the United States. Although the pandemic prolonged the duration of the project, the 750,000 SF, 15-gate Midfield Satellite Concourse still managed to exceed the owner’s expectations for design and delivery. Maintaining aircraft movement was paramount for this project, which was constructed in the center of active operations. The Midfield Satellite concourse encompasses over 7 acres and includes the construction of multiple buildings and two tunnels under active taxiways. Taking on this monumental task required the co-location of the owner, design, and construction team. Together, they collaborated to resolve numerous constructability issues during the early stages of the project’s design, as well as in the field. After 65 months, the team successfully delivered the largest progressive design-build project ever undertaken at LAX and opened to accolades from the city, as well as the airport and its passengers.

More Small Business Inclusion, Less Environmental Impact

Midfield Satellite Concourse was designed to complement the existing international terminal and enhance its capacity by increasing the number of contact gates to better accommodate the growing number of passengers traveling through LAX. The new concourse replaced remote gates that required passengers to be bussed to the main terminal. The new, LEED Silver certification tracked building was designed to reduce emissions created by the bussing operations, and thereby lessen the overall environmental impact of the concourse. Including small and local business participation in both design and construction was a priority for this project, and the design-build team undertook a major outreach effort to ensure that the project exceeded their goals for small/local business representation.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: Los Angeles World Airports
Design-Build Firm: Turner/PCL Joint Venture
Architect: Corgan in association with Gensler and gkkworks
Engineer: Saiful Bouquet in association with Buehler
Specialty Contractors: Capital Engineering, Control Air, Limbach Mechanical, PCI, The Engineering Enterprise
Owner Advisor: Paslay Management
Construction Duration: 65 Months
Project Cost: $1,400,000,000.00