As the first in a series of spotlight events celebrating winners of AIANY’s Transportation and Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards, this program will focus on LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B, a 2022 Merit Award winner in the Structures category.
The new terminal symbolizes the top-to-bottom transformation of one of the nation’s highest-profile airports. The transparent, fluid design of the 850,000-square-foot Arrivals and Departures Hall celebrates movement while conveying a strong civic presence. The headhouse acts as the terminal’s front door, with dramatic pedestrian bridges that link to midfield concourses and gates. Before beginning to work on Terminal B, the architects provided professional advisory services for the $8 billion rebuilding of LaGuardia, the first entirely new airport in the U.S. in more than 25 years. In coordination with the owner, operator, and other members of the client team and partner firms, the architects developed a cohesive, overarching design worthy of one of the world’s great cities. Incoming and outgoing passengers share soaring, airy, grand-scaled sequences punctuated by 60-foot-high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the space with daylight. Indoor green space is modeled after New York’s urban pocket parks and includes lush landscaping and sculptural benches. The new terminal showcases custom public art installations curated by the Public Art Fund in partnership with LGP. As the world’s first airport to earn LEED v4 Gold certification, Terminal B has helped pioneer sustainability measures for civil infrastructure projects. With an Envision Platinum rating (the highest possible), it is the first project to earn recognition under v3 of the framework developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.
Laurie Balbo, LEED AP BD+C, LGA Program Manager, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Taewook Cha, Principal/Creative Director, Supermass Studio
Peter Ruggiero, LGA Design Principal, HOK
Indhira Figuereo, Senior Vice President/National Aviation Market Leader, WSP
Larry Giannechini, Deputy Director for Program & Operations, Public Arts Fund
Tom Grassi, FAIA, Project Director, HNTB
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