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News » US » Design team chosen for new Pittsburgh airport terminal » published 23 Jul 2018

Design team chosen for new Pittsburgh airport terminal

Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) has appointed engineering and architectural firms to design a new terminal at Pittsburgh Airport.

Gensler, headquartered in San Francisco, and Omaha-based HDR have entered into a joint-venture agreement to design and deliver the terminal modernization program. The plans were unveiled in September 2017 (link opens in new tab).

The joint venture team has formed an association with Luis Vidal & architects – which is based in Madrid, Spain - to develop the architectural design vision for the new terminal. Check-in, ticketing, security and baggage operations will be consolidated into a single facility.

HDR will handle engineering implementation of the design.

The US$15m contract with the joint venture team provides for initial design concepts to be drafted over the next few months, while ACAA also works to engage key stakeholders and gather input into final design of the new terminal. The initial design concept is expected to be unveiled early next year.

Eleven firms responded to the initial request for qualifications in January. Of those, four were invited to submit full proposals, make creative and technical presentations and be interviewed by a selection committee. The firms were evaluated on criteria including experience, team composition and responsibilities, design and management approach, quality assurance and cost control, and DBE/local participation.

 “We are confident that we have assembled a world-class team with the vision, knowledge and experience necessary to work with all of our partners in building Pittsburgh’s airport – an airport that will transform the travel experience now and into the future and continue advancing our region,” said ACAA CEO Christina Cassotis. “Our selection team has carefully researched best airport design and modernization practices and worked to review qualifications of the firms, their proposals and references.”


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This article was published on 23 Jul 2018 (last updated on 23 Jul 2018).

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