Linking Style with Function: LaGuardia Airport’s New Terminal B

After an hour-long networking reception, CTBUH NY Co-Chair Devon Telberg, NCARB (Adamson Associates) kicked off the formal program with an enthusiastic welcome and thank you to the event’s panelists and enthusiastic audience.

As David Tullis, PE, SE (Design-Build Manager, Skanska-Walsh JV USA Civil) explained, LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B project has a phased schedule planned through 2021. The design and construction team is integrated with several experienced firms leading this P3 (Public Private Partnership).

Robert Chicas, AIA, LEED AP (Director of Aviation + Transportation, HOK) discussed the upgraded headhouse and concourse of LaGuardia’s new Terminal B. He showed how the design team’s ideas helped increase available space and the ability for people to move around more easily in a single, centralized terminal.

Numerous MEP challenges were analyzed, as the engineering team optimized energy conservation for LaGuardia’s Terminal B upgrades. David Choy, CEng, MAshrae, MCIBSE, LEED AP (Senior Vice President, Building Systems, WSP USA) summarized LEED energy modeling and space heating processes among other key efforts.

NEW YORK CITY – On Thursday, 28 February, the CTBUH New York Chapter hosted a presentation on LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B. The 35-gate terminal will replace the existing 1964 Central Terminal Building and optimize use of the airport’s limited airside and landside real estate. Designed to transform LaGuardia Airport into a single, unified hub, the new facility will feature expanded transportation access and best-in-class passenger amenities.

Following a networking reception, CTBUH New York FLC Co-Chair Devon TelbergAdamson Associates Architects, kicked off the event with opening remarks, welcoming the attendees and introducing the presenters, who explored how the phased construction approach allows for development on an extremely constrained site with minimal impact to existing operations. David Tullis, Design-Build Manager, Skanska, outlined the phased schedule through 2021, highlighting the project’s integrated nature as a Private Public Partnership. Focusing on project design, Robert Chicas, Director of Aviation + Transportation, HOK, discussed the upgraded headhouse and concourse of LaGuardia’s new Terminal B, underscoring the increase in available space and the ability for people to move around more easily in a single, centralized terminal. Regarding MEP challenges the project has overcome, David Choy, Senior Vice President, Building Systems, WSP gave an overview of LEED energy modeling and space heating processes, among other key efforts.