November 13, 2018

Gresham Smith announces that the expansion of Terminal 1 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) was honored with an Eagle Award in the Mega Project category from Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter as part of the Excellence in Construction awards program. The awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects, with an Eagle Award presented to the top project in each category.

“The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Terminal 1 Modernization program aims to support airport growth by optimizing circulation and elevate the passenger experience,” commented Ben Goebel, AIA, senior architect, Gresham Smith. “Congratulations to Broward County Aviation Department, general contractor joint venture Hunt-Moss and our design partners and our design, engineering and construction administration team at Gresham Smith on this award.”

The Terminal 1 project features an all-new 80,000-square foot airside court built above the existing baggage handling area. This airside court optimizes passenger circulation by connecting Concourses A, B and C with intuitive wayfinding elements in addition to new concessions, new restrooms, and a new centralized 12-lane security checkpoint. Providing a much-needed facelift, it includes updated restrooms, finishes and ceilings throughout the facility, establishing the standard for the remainder of the Terminal Modernization Program currently underway at FLL.

Gresham Smith provided architecture, interior design, environmental graphics and wayfinding, structural engineering, program management and construction administration services for the project working with Corgan. Hunt-Moss JV served as the general contractor for the project. The Excellence in Construction awards honor all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges.