Pittsburgh International Airport: two firms to design the new landside terminal

The Allegheny County Airport Authority has hired two firms to design the new landside terminal as part of a $1.1 billion overhaul at Pittsburgh International Airport.

The board voted Friday to hire San Francisco-based Gensler and Omaha-based HDR to design the new landslide terminal for $15 million — an amount that will increase.

Gensler designed the 32-story Tower at PNC Plaza in Downtown Pittsburgh as well as Incheon International Airport in Korea. The firm has offices in 46 cities worldwide, including in Pennsylvania.

HDR has worked on the Honolulu International Airport modernization, and locally, the Greenfield Bridge replacement project in Pittsburgh’s East End. The firm has more than 200 offices worldwide, including one in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Madrid-based luis vidal + architects, a subcontractor, will be primarily responsible for the concept design. Gensler will take the lead on executing the design.

The firm designed the award-winning Terminal 2 at London’s Heathrow Airport and is currently working on designs at the Denver, Boston Logan and Dallas-Fort Worth airports.

Gensler and HDR have worked together on several projects in Chicago. HDR and Vidal’s firm have worked together on many projects.

Another 15 local firms are involved in the team, including 11 that are Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms.

Eleven firms responded to a request for qualifications in January, and airport officials invited four to submit proposals.

Construction is scheduled to begin next year, and the new terminal is planned to open in 2023 — the year the design contract ends.

Source: Trib Live

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