San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Landside Expansion

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    San Diego, California

  • Client:

    San Diego Regional Airport Authority

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Features & Highlights

  • LEED Gold®
  • Opened short-term parking lot 70 days ahead of schedule
  • Achieved 34% participation of small and disadvantaged businesses
Project Overview

The San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Landside Expansion, which was part of a project known as The GreenBuild, introduced a new 1,300-foot-long dual-level departures roadway in front of Terminal 2, which separates and simplifies departing from arriving passenger traffic. This major airport infrastructure project also included the construction of two outdoor, curbside check-in lobbies (Smart Curbs), an expanded transit center, two pedestrian sky bridges, a new United Services Organization (USO) and Parking Management office building, six bridge overpasses, new roadways and reconstructed parking lots.

This project had multiple stakeholder relationships and the team was focused on engaging those groups and end users through the design and decision making process. A schedule of task force meetings, operations meetings, design decision meetings, SDIA board meetings and informal site tours were key to maintaining two-way communication. Building Information Modeling helped communicate the design to stakeholders and full-scale mockups were used to meet the need of communicating look, scale, functionality and workmanship of a finished product.

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“They understood the problem better than their competition. They also demonstrated very well their ability to work in a team concept and synergize as a cohesive unit in the problem solving process.”

Robert Bolton, Director of Airport Design and Construction, San Diego Regional Airport Authority


Awards & Accolades

2013 Project of the Year, Construction Management Association of America, San Diego Region

2014 Build San Diego, Heavy/Highway Construction, AGC San Diego