American engineering giant Aecom has been chosen by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to lead the modernisation of Boston Logan International Airport’s Terminal E.
Aecom will act as the prime consultant and architect/engineer of record alongside Spanish firm Luis Vidal+Architects, who will be the "vision architect" of the development.
Key program elements on the 37,161 sq m project include:
- Renovations to the existing terminal;
- Enhanced ticketing and international arrivals;
- A new, central, multi-story great hall;
- A new consolidated passenger security checkpoint;
- New baggage systems;
- A new concession space.
The airport’s roof will be redesigned to follow the sun path, while two skylights facing north, taking the form of eyelashes, will protect the interior from direct sun exposure. The south side of the roof will slope down into the faÃ§ade with openings, offering a view of downtown Boston.
The completed terminal will seek LEED Gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Terry Rookard, Aecom architecture’s senior vice president in Boston, said: "This project will elevate Massport’s reputation for providing a world-class passenger experience to its international passengers.
"As one of the busiest airports in the U.S., Boston Logan will be prepared to meet customer expectation and demand well into the future."
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