The Ultimate Passenger Experience

We understand that airports are more than just buildings – they are the economic engine that drives your community. Our industry-leading aviation group listens to your individual needs and designs thoughtful solutions that are tailored to your airport’s unique vision. Regardless of the size or complexity of your project, we focus on innovative ways to enhance your passengers’ experience and move your community forward.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) - Wayfinding Standards Manual
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – Terminal Lobby Expansion
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) – Terminal 2 Modernization
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - Terminal Modernization & Expansion
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – Wayfinding Assessment of Future Projects


We provide creative solutions through a well-rounded set of expertise that is focused on the details without losing sight of the big picture – and your long-term growth.


“Gresham Smith was great to work with. It was definitely the best architectural experience I’ve had in terms of working with other firms and other architects over the course of my career. With any large scale project like this you know there are going to be issues. It’s not so much whether you have problems, but how the consultant that you are working with handles and addresses those problems when they come up. When working with Gresham Smith, in some cases by the time I became aware of a problem they had already come to a resolution and I did not have to spend time worrying.”

Michael A. Reisman, A.A.E., Deputy Executive Director, Development + Operations, Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

“The completion of SkyConnect and the Rental Car Center is a critical part of the overall modernization at Tampa International Airport. We are committed to improving the passenger experience, and the new SkyConnect and Rental Car Center provide a high level of service in new bright and spacious facilities. Now we are improved connectivity with world-class facilities, and passengers can enjoy a short ride on the new SkyConnect system between the Rental Car Center and the main terminal, with a stop at the Economy Parking Garage.”

Al Illustrato, Executive Vice President of Facilities and Administration, Tampa International Airport

“Understanding the airport is often the first and last impression a visitor may have of our region, we are actively committed to remaining a key partner in furthering the exciting growth that is taking place. The newly completed parking structure is an enhancement to the overall airport visitor experience and specifically takes into consideration the extreme weather conditions in Western Michigan. The result is a beautiful structure which we hope our community is proud of.”

James A. Koslosky, A.A.E., Executive Director, Gerald R. Ford International Airport

“We are extremely pleased with the various sustainability initiatives utilized throughout the design process, and proud to give the city of Atlanta a terminal that is both aesthetically impressive and environmentally conscious.”

Jim Drinkard, Assistant General Manager, Planning and Development, City of Atlanta Department of Aviation

“The Terminal Lobby Expansion project is a cornerstone of our Destination CLT capital investment program and will support our airport’s growth while maintaining an exceptional passenger experience. Gresham Smith worked collaboratively with us and our stakeholders to understand how to design in a way that was authentic, expressing who we are now as well as where we are going.”

Jack Christine, COO, Charlotte Douglas International Airport