HOK AVIATION + TRANSPORTATION
OUR PHILOSOPHY ( Design + Thought Leadership ) x People = HOK
INSPIRING INTELLIGENT MEMORABLE
ONE BILLION Passengers travel through HOK A+T designed facilities each year
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.
Since our founding in 1955, we have used design to enrich peopleâ€™s lives and help organisations succeed. Our 1700 people collaborate across a network of 24 offices on three continents. HOKâ€™s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art. Our design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of the built environment.
At HOK, we are passionate about the way we travel. Our aviation and transportation professionals have dedicated their careers to the planning, programming, design and management of airport and transportation facilities all over the world. HOK has delivered over 75 airport projects worth more than $50 billion throughout the world - nearly one million passengers pass through an HOK airport every day. Our ability to manage the total programming, planning, design and construction process for projects of any size or scope, together with our record of delivering projects on time and within budget, is unequalled within the industry. PROJECT TYPES Airport Terminals + Concourses Air Traffic Control Towers | Automated People Movers Cargo Facilities | Concessions Design Consolidated Rental Car Facilities (CONRAC) Hangars | Lounges | Rail Stations Structured Parking
Airport + Terminal Design At HOK, we bring a unique design perspective to the transportation market. We actively engage stakeholders and collaborate in a problem-seeking/problem-solving approach that results in built solutions custom to each environment. Aviation and transportation facilities serve as the gateway to a city. These buildings need to be welcoming places and good investments. Good design can create this value for owners and tenants by boosting revenue streams, creating operational efficiencies and minimizing the developmentâ€™s impact on the environment. HOKâ€™s aviation and transportation specialists design these buildings through the eyes of the passenger, always focusing on providing a superior travel experience. HOKâ€™s buildings integrate high-tech systems and adapt to future needs. From innovative retail strategies to new APM technology, our teams connect clients to the transportation design innovations they need to succeed.
Comprehensive Aviation +Transportation Services
Airport and Terminal Design
HOKâ€™s design solutions result from a collaborative process
Airport and Terminal Planning
that encourages our multidisciplinary teams to research
Airport Facilities Programming
alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to
solve the challenges of our built environment.
Architecture is the art and science of creating optimal, sustainable and beautiful environments for people.
Control Tower Design IT and Electronic Systems
Our architecture responds to the needs and aspirations of our
clients and communities. We give form and meaning to rooms,
buildings, landscapes and cities â€” always balancing internal
Retail and Commercial Design
functions with external demands of site, climate and culture.
Security Planning Signage and Wayfinding
Though research and analysis are essential, sparks of
Staging and Phasing
innovation ignite new discoveries. HOKâ€™s approach emphasizes
Tenant Facilities Design
this integrated design process. Our geographic and cultural
Transit Station Planning and Design
diversity expands our knowledge, which we transform into innovative design solutions that create real value.
Airport Planning At HOK, we believe the foundation of any successful airport facility is centered around strong airport planning. Using knowledge gained from decades of experience at airports around the world — from Dulles and JFK to London Heathrow and Hong Kong — we achieve an appropriate balance between passenger experience and optimizing operations. HOK’s airport planners are knowledgeable in all national and international standards, including FAA and IATA, as well as departmental standards of groups such as the TSA. We maintain best practices for the most recent technological developments in passenger and baggage handling, security screening and explosives detection, as well as the latest in aircraft boarding devices and people movement systems.
Structural Engineering and MEP/FP Engineering HOK's engineers and technical specialists are bringing high performance design solutions to airports worldwide. With decades of experience in aviation — from international hubs to regional and domestic airports — we go beyond single system design to develop ideas that work for the airport as a whole. We take a hands-on approach to solving the design challenges that surround the complex airport environment — meeting the need for flexibility, efficiency, sustainability and accommodating growth.
IT, Security and Electronic Systems HOK takes a holistic approach to the design and integration
Master Planning & Urban Design HOK’s urban planners and designers create sustainable airport cities, towns, campuses, parks and transitoriented communities. We follow a place-based, integrated systems approach to inform our masterplans and urban design strategies. This ensures that our solutions are economically viable while being socially and environmentally responsive.
of information technology and electronic systems into the built environment. We appreciate the increasing need for IT and electronic systems to facilitate optimization, automation, operation and management of airports and related developments. Our team brings years of experience in the planning, design, procurement, implementation, commissioning, operation, and integration of a wide range of systems in the airport environment.
HOK has extensive experience in a wide range of interiors
HOK’s landscape architects shape environments that connect
projects throughout the world — from full airport interiors
people to each other and to the world around them. For projects
to specialty spaces such as lounges and clubs. Our
ranging from less than half an acre to millions of acres, our
in-depth knowledge of airports and airline needs give us
landscape architects blend imaginative design gestures with
a unique perspective in delivering innovative and world
natural systems to establish a sense of place.
class solutions. HOK has built a considerable reputation for the quality of its interior design and airport related
Using biomimicry to inform our solutions, HOK looks to the “genius
projects. We recognize the need to design facilities that are
of the place” — the native species, ecologies and cultures — for
operationally efficient, functionally flexible, and adaptable.
design inspiration, performance measures and time-tested
We are able to draw on our substantial history of working
both for airport owner, operators and airlines to ensure that we bring the best expertise to bear on this exciting project.
Visual Communications HOK’s Visual Communications group integrates space and message. Our value is in the ability to visualize the drivers of
HOK’s lighting designers create exterior and interior
organization and enterprise. We make them visible, approachable
environments that enhance the human experience.
experiences with a sense of place. Our service offerings are
Lighting systems are an important part of an airport
Wayfinding and Placemaking, Branded Environments, Image and
terminal's design. They need to be aesthetically appealing
Identity Planning and Media Design.
and to provide appropriate environments for people of all ages. HOK’s lighting group strives to deliver the right
Our considerable experience in the Aviation and Transportation
amount of light using the least amount of energy. We create
market allows us to offer analysis, strategy, ideation, con-tent
sustainable, elegant lighting solutions that protect the
creation and project management. We employ print and pixel, art
environment and our clients’ budgets.
and artifact, to create experiential environments that are onbrand and of-culture.
Sustainability As one of the top Aviation + Transportation design firms and a global leader in sustainability, HOK brings sustainable design to new and existing aviation and transportation environments around the world. Through a holistic process, we integrate sustainable design strategies that reduce energy use, increase system efficiency, and optimize the design for long-term value. Through efficient planning, smart engineering and building system design, as well as evaluation of human comfort through energy modeling and CFD, we develop strategies that produce high performance outcomes.
HOK designed the world's first LEED certified and LEED Gold certified airport terminal
The Benefits of buildingSMART® and BIM HOK uses buildingSMART® principles to create highperformance spaces that are more cost effective and faster to deliver for clients worldwide. buildingSMART® is an approach to design that leverages 3D modelling, concurrent analysis and integrated project delivery practices. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is at the heart of HOK’s buildingSMART® program. BIM enables project teams to collaborate on virtual models, test ideas, optimize building performance and coordinate work before beginning procurement or construction.
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Global Reach The firm’s flexible work processes and advanced technology equip us to effectively deliver projects of any size, scale or location. Our diverse talent and highly collaborative culture enable us to assemble teams with specialized expertise from throughout the HOK global office network. We embrace our unique responsibility as one of the world’s most influential design firms to advance sustainable design awareness, proficiency and innovation for every building type, geographic region and budget.
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Over $50 Billion in aviation projects delivered globally by HOK
LaGuardia Airport Terminal B
The 35-gate terminal will replace the existing 1964 Central Terminal Building and optimize use of the airportâ€™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. A phased construction approach allows it to be built on the constrained site with minimal impact to existing operations. To optimize airfield performance and efficiencies, the team devised an island-concourse gate configuration. A pair of pedestrian bridges connects the headhouse to the island concourses. These iconic bridges traverse over active taxilanes and offer sweeping views of the airfield and Manhattan skyline. The interior will feature intuitive wayfinding, ensuring the efficient movement of passengers through the terminal. Other enhancements will include an abundance of natural light at all levels, short curb-to-gate walking distances and regional cuisine and concession offerings. The eastern concourse of the new Terminal B opened on Dec. 1, 2018. Featuring local and New York-themed restaurants and retail shops, familyfriendly spaces and an indoor park, the new concourse has soaring, 55-foot-high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow ample natural light to fill the space. Charging stations are placed throughout the gate seating areas with free, high-speed Wi-Fi. Family amenities include an airport-themed childrenâ€™s play area. Services: Planning and Architectural Design, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering, Structural Engineering, and IT Services New York, New York, USA | New terminal: 1.3 million sq. ft. Retail and concessions: 103,000 sq. ft. | Completion 2022 | Targeting LEED Silver
$4.5 billion redevelopment project
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Terminal Modernization Program
In 2015, the 207-gate became the world’s first airport to handle more than 100 million passengers in a year, reaching a high of 101.5 million. In preparation to serve even more travelers in the coming decades, H-JAIA tasked the HOK led team to design a terminal that would improve the passenger experience given the projected growth of the world’s busiest domestic passenger terminal. The solution, creates a new, world class experience embracing the buzz of the world’s busiest airport, giving passengers a sense of ease and clarity while navigating the 400,000 sq. ft. domestic terminal. Visitors will arrive and depart under two new, transparent canopies providing shelter and comfort from Atlanta’s ever-changing weather while maintaining access to views of the sky and daylight. Central to the passenger experience, the design of the 15,000-square-foot atrium presents a lush, park-like setting reflecting the Atlanta landscape brightened by a circular skylight. Here passengers have the opportunity to pause and relax on their way to and from gates. The technology rich atrium connects passengers to retail and information in the context of a microcosm of Atlanta culture. Other work on the terminal includes complete recladding of it building facades, upgrades to North and South check-in and bag claim halls including new energy efficient LED lighting and new ceilings. Security check points and circulation areas are also included in scope of upgrades creating a completely new passenger experience for all arriving and departing passengers.. Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Structural Engineering, Lighting Design Atlanta, Georgia, USA | 60,000 sq. ft. | Completion 2022
$6 billion, 20-year expansion and modernization program.
Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex
The Hamad International Airport is a new passenger terminal designed to accommodate 24 million passengers a year and is the landmark home base for Qatar Airways. Opened to passenger operations in May 2014, the new complex conveys a sense of its unique location, incorporates key cultural design elements and evokes the global relevance of the City of Doha as a leading international hub. The overall design aims to provide passengers with a stress-free, efficient and enjoyable airport experience. 80% of the passengers are transfer passengers and the airport has been designed to simplify the transfer process and to highlight Qatari hospitality and culture. An oasis of amenities include two hotels, ample duty free shopping, dining, museum quality art, and a spa and health club. Spacious holdrooms, quiet rooms, activity nodes and 20 airline lounges provide an additional level of comfort and convenience for passengers. Materials were selected for their longevity, sustainability and local significance. The design response simultaneously addresses the challenges of unique siting, technical efficiency, sustainability, aviation-specific requirements and material optimization. Travelers will regard the airport as a beautiful center of activity conveying a sense of place, generosity of cultural spirit and design timelessness. As part of the overall master plan, HOK also designed a 1,900 sq. m. public mosque, 3,100-car parking garage with adjacent ground transportation building, four central utility plants, and a 66,000 sq. m. state-of-the-art flight catering facility. Services: Architecture, Facility Programming, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Mechanical/
Electrical/Plumbing/, Fire Protection Engineering Doha, Qatar | 6.46 million SF, 41 contact gates, 20 remote-stand gates | Completion 2014
30 MILLION Number of passengers the airport can accommodate per year
Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal Modernization Program
The Terminal Redevelopment Program for the Salt Lake City International Airport is a phased program that will systematically replace all airport facilities without disruption to operations. The complex phasing plan involved temporary renovation of existing facilities along with integration of new structures. The TRP includes a new consolidated terminal, new south concourse, parking garage, rental car facilities, improved access roadways, and associated infrastructure, and new central utility plant within the existing airport property. Combined with the North Concourse, the program includes 2.6 million square feet of terminal and concourse space, and 78 new gates totaling $3.6 billion in construction. As master architect/engineer, HOK has overall design responsibility for the TRP, North Concourse, and integrated design team â€“ including the CM at Risk and program manager. HOK has provided services from master planning through construction administration, including program validation and preliminary planning, phasing, space programming and facility requirement layouts, and conceptual plans and building massing. HOK is also providing management support services to assist selected program-wide activities such as design standards, document control, scheduling, and sustainability initiatives. Phase 1, which includes a 800 passenger per hour, is scheduled to open mid2020, with Phase 2 completion of the project scheduled for 2025. Services: Architecture, Interior Design, IT + Security, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Design, Master Planning, Mechanical/Electrical/
Plumbing/, Fire Protection Engineering, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Consulting Salt Lake City, Utah | 2.6 million sq. ft. / 241,550 sq. m. / 78 gates | Completion 2025
30 MILLION Number of annual passengers the terminal is expected to accommodate by 2034
2013 Aviation Project of the Year award
Long Beach Airport
The California Transportation Foundation
Modernizing a Historic Terminal HOK led a 17-firm team that provided planning and design services for the rehabilitation and restoration of the airport’s historic 1941 terminal building. The improvements enhance the terminal’s functionality while making the travel experience easier and more enjoyable for passengers. The design preserves the historic Long Beach Airport terminal as an important part of the airport’s operations, with new structures appropriately scaled behind it. The landmark structure remains as the visual link between the landside and airside while serving as the main passenger circulation pathway for departing passengers. The symmetrical design of the airside garden area connects the north and south hold room buildings. Anchored by the historic terminal, a new “meeters and greeters” plaza is enclosed by a new passenger screening checkpoint building and covered walkways. “Set behind an Art Deco terminal dating from 1941...is a range of crisp and cheerful new buildings by HOK Architects that has brought this much-loved regional airport up to date without it losing its Bogart-Bacall-era Hollywood charm,” wrote the BBC’s Jonathan Glancey in naming the Long Beach Airport one of the world’s 10 most beautiful. The California Transportation Foundation gave the city of Long Beach its Aviation Project of the Year award for the new passenger terminal. “This award is validation of the hard work, ingenuity and planning that went into the airport’s new concourse and made it such a resounding success,” said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. Services: Architecture, Project Management, Terminal Programming Long Beach, California, USA | 45,900 SF, 11 gates | Completion 2013
This Terminal will give Oklahoma a world-class presence.
Will Rogers World Airport Phase 3 East Terminal and Concourse Expansion
The expansion project is driven by the need for more capacity in the terminal. Currently the airport only has one leasable gate available, limiting the airportâ€™s ability to attract new airlines or for an existing carrier to add capacity. Additionally, the models of operation for TSA have evolved. For this reason, a larger, consolidated security checkpoint with more space both pre- and postsecurity have become imperative. The design by HOK and Oklahoma City based Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates (FSB) will enable the airport to attract new airlines and reintroduce international travel, expanding destinations and placing Oklahoma City on the map of the worldâ€™s top airports. The first phase includes a new streamlined security checkpoint, which will provide travelers with a streamlined entrace to the four new gates. Additionally, the plan creates expanded shopping and dining opportunities just footsteps away from the gates, giving travelers more options to relax while they wait for their departure. Public art installations and expansive windows and skylights add to the visual interest of the terminal while drawing in natural light. Services: Architectural Design, Master Planning Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | 160,000 sq. ft. | Completion Terminal Planning: 2015 / Terminal Expansion: Ongoing
Inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Concourse D Hardstand Holdroom
HOK led the design of a new concourse at the entry of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, connecting travelers to their aircraft via airfield buses. The Hardstand Concourse is a two story facility featuring six new passenger lounges and gates, concessions at both the bridge and gate levels, and a childrenâ€™s play area. The design is inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, showcasing a simple and elegant timber truss system, the integrating native landscape, and using locally sourced materials to create a timeless, contemporary and sustainable design. The concourse is designed to be flexible over time â€“ an additional gate and passenger lounge can be activated by replacing an internal ramp with escalators. Careful coordination with airfield operations permitted the positioning of 12 co-bus vehicles at the concourse perimeter, allowing intuitive wayfinding and an equal distribution of passenger lounges. As passengers enter the concourse from the bridge, they can view all gates as they make their way to the lower level. An additional airfield drop-off area is included for arriving passengers to enter the terminal. In conjunction with the Port of Seattle, HOK tailored stakeholder meetings and milestone approvals to a fast-track design/build schedule. The design/build team will deliver the project in just 15 months from contract award to project opening. The project represents the current Airport standard of passenger facilities, including lounge seating and amenities, concessions, and restrooms and is anticipated to achieve LEED silver certification. Services: Planning and Architectural Design, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Strategies Seattle, Washington | 33,000 sq. ft. | Completion 2018 | Design-Build Contract
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Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center As the heart of Orange County’s transportation system, ARTIC provides easy transfer and connectivity between entertainment destinations, sports venues and the Anaheim Convention Center. This anticipated LEED® Platinum intermodal transit hub is an important first step in transforming Anaheim and Orange County from a drivable suburb to a walkable urban development model. It serves as a connectivity gateway and mixed-use destination for Orange County and Southern California. Situated on a 16 acre site owned by the City of Anaheim, ARTIC is just steps away from the Region’s highest visited locations like Angel’s Stadium, Disneyland, The Honda Center and the Anaheim Convention Center. The design makes an iconic architectural statement that will stand as a landmark on the skyline and a gateway to the region. The open feeling of this world-class transportation facility anticipates future expansion of transportation services, as well as adjacent commercial development. A design collaboration between Parsons Brinkerhoff and HOK, the project features approximately 67,000 total sq. ft. accommodating passenger arrivals, departures and transfers, with supporting retail, restaurant and passenger services within the building. With reach extending throughout Orange County and beyond, ARTIC links commuter and regional rail service, intercity bus, taxi, and local transit as well as bike and pedestrian pathways in one central location. Services: Architecture, Facility Programming, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Terminal Planning
City of Anaheim, California, USA | 66,000 sq ft | Completion 2014 | LEED Platinum Anticipated
King Khalid International Airport Development and Expansion
HOK is the design team leader for a fully integrated multidiscipline design for Concept and Reference Design stages of this $1.2B project based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The project involves the reorganization of two existing terminals and the introduction of a new central infill processor building together with three additional piers providing 24 gates. HOK provided Lead Designer services for the multidisciplinary design team. The scope includes architecture, interiors including retail design, civil and structural engineering, airfield design, building services design, baggage handling system design and cost advice. The original terminal buildings were designed by HOK in the 1980â€™s and one of the four terminals was left as a shell. The design brief was to integrate and extend two of the existing terminals into a new development, which complemented and enhanced the current facilities. Services: Architecture, Facility Programming, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Terminal Design, Terminal Planning Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | 3 million SF, 24 gates | Completion 2018
First APM to receive a LEED-NC Gold rating
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX Sky Train® The new PHX Sky Train® automated people mover system provides a new LEED Gold prototype for airports seeking modern transit solutions. HOK designed the new 44th Street station, the station inside Terminal 4 and an outdoor station in the economy parking area. Our station design focuses on helping passengers have a stress-free, pleasant experience. The simple beauty of aircraft design inspired the architectural form of the 44th Street station, which provides an iconic public gateway to the airport. The station’s streamlined shape relates to the trains while accommodating a public art program. Because the elliptical shape is structurally more efficient, it allows for a 30% reduction in steel compared to more conventional structures. The elliptical shell also functions as a high-performance envelope, protecting passengers from the extremes of the desert climate. This is the first APM system to receive a LEED-NC Gold rating. The electrically powered, automated PHX Sky Train® is expected to reduce the airport’s greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 6,000 tons a year. The three stations will use 30% less power than an established baseline. The design allowed for carefully phased construction so the construction team could insert the stations into a fully functional airport without interrupting its operations. The PHX Sky Train® won a top honor in the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, receiving the first-place Crescordia award in the Multi-modal Transportation & Connectivity category. Services: Architecture, Facility Programming, Master Planning Phoenix, Arizona, USA | 200,000 SF, 3 stations | Completion 2013 | LEED-NC Gold
Tampa International Airport
Main Terminal Airport and Concessions Redevelopment
A well deserved overhaul of the Main Terminal at Tampa International Airport (TIA) is underway and fast-tracked for completion in 2017. The updated terminal will have a more open feel, capitalizing on the natural light and abundant sunshine of the Eastern Gulf Coast. The design transforms the existing facility into an open and airy terminal, with primary east- and west-facing curtain wall and metal panels enveloping the terminalâ€™s concrete aesthetic. Custom glass will signify entries into the new shuttle stations. Privacy glass will enclose restaurant and event spaces while delivering natural light deep into the space. The project adds 55,000 square feet - roughly the size of a football field - to the terminalâ€™s third-floor transfer level. This expanded level will have nearly 15,000 square feet of indoor public seating in addition to large outdoor terraces. Pushing back shuttle enclosures and moving restaurants to the perimeter opens up a central area for new retail complemented by comfortable lounge seating. The increased spaciousness, improved sightlines and ample daylight will provide an enjoyable guest experience and improve way finding while accommodating premium concessions and advertising. The design also creates distinct private spaces with work space for business travelers, family areas, green plant zones and art installations. Tampa, Florida | 60,000 sq ft | Completion 2018
30 MILLION Number of passengers the airport can accommodate per year
Kempegowda International Airport Terminal 1 Expansion
This striking expansion to Terminal 1 strengthens Bangalore’s position as the international gateway to Southern India. The 23-gate addition doubles the size of the airport and allows it to accommodate 20 million passengers annually and new, wide-bodied aircraft such as the Airbus A380. Though the airport is bigger, the experience for passengers is much simpler. The design improves the passenger experience, starting with one of the 83 check-in desks and ending at one of 13 baggage carousels. HOK’s design is inspired by Bangalore’s reputation as India’s “garden city.” The sweeping canopy roof system welcomes passengers while unifying the new and existing facilities. “The airport has been built to reflect the city’s dreams, culture, ethos and the state’s landscape,” reported The Economic Times. “The expanded terminal is spacious and at par with the best in the world in terms of convenience.”
Services: Design and Planning Services Bangalore, India | 1.4 million SF, 23 gates | Completion 2013
Suvarnabhumi International Airport Midfield Satellite Concourse
HOK is the Lead Design Architect of the MAA 103 Consortium that was selected for this significant expansion to the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The new Midfield Satellite Concourse will have 28 aircraft contact gates, 8 of which will be able to handle Code F, A380 aircraft. The concourse building will be 216,000 m2 in area, 4 stories high and will be connected back to the main terminal with a new underground APM and BHS system. The design of the new midfield concourse is a natural extension of the existing terminal. Using a similar barrel vaulted section and alternating bands of glass and solid material, the interior of the midfield blends harmoniously with the spatial quality of the main terminal. Replacing the tensile fabric and exposed arched trusses with a metal clad standing seam roof supported by a simpler arched beam and tree column structure, the new midfield is both more economical to build, more energy efficient and easier to maintain. The concourse interior is overwhelmingly modern but balanced with a sense of Thai-ness. Elements of Thai culture are incorporated in modern and artful ways, such as the ceiling made of crisscrossing arched ribs in-filled with timber colored slats. The resulting diamond patterned ceiling recalls both traditional silk cloth patterns as well as regional basket weaving textures. A series of gardens also serve to remind passengers of the tropical nature of the country at the same time bringing greenery and light deep into the concourse. Services: Architecture, Interior Design Bangkok, Thailand | 2.3 million SF | Completion 2016
Astana International Airport Masterplanning and Terminal Expansion
Astana is hosting the 2017 Expo and as such will see a significant growth in passenger numbers not only during the Expo period but for many years following. HOK have therefore produced a design for a new terminal and the refurbishment of the existing terminal which combined will serve Astana until 2022 when annual passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.7 million. The new terminal will serve international passengers whilst the existing terminal will be reconfigured to serve domestic traffic only. A link at departures into the existing terminal at departures will allow for the provision of swing gates whilst at landside at apron level passengers will be able to transfer between each terminal in a controlled environment. A new drop off canopy which completes the composition of the new and existing terminal will allow covered access into both terminals. The new terminal building has been positioned such that construction work on the new facilities can be commenced whilst the existing terminal building continues to operate independently as a standalone terminal. Services: Architecture, Masterplanning, Terminal Planning Astana, Kazakhstan | 1.3 million SF | Completion 2017
New Libreville International Airport Masterplan, Passenger Terminal, ATC, Presidential Terminal, GA Terminal, Cargo, Support Facilities HOK led a multi-disciplinary team for the development of a master plan for a new airport to serve Libreville and the surrounding region within the country of Gabon, Africa. The new airport is being considered to be located at a number of locations in the region outside of the city and the existing airport. The airport is vital for the continued economic development of Gabon and is the gateway for air connectivity between Gabon, the rest of Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The team was responsible for the validation and development of a reference masterplan and subsequently, the Basis of Design for the whole airport campus including the primary facilities and ancillary buildings. A single processor terminal accommodating both international and domestic traffic is planned to annual capacity of 3 million annual passengers by the year 2035. It is envisaged that the terminal building will also facilitate convenient airside transfer routes from international to domestic and vice versa, and serve the majority of passengers through contact stands. Other terminal buildings included Presidentâ€™s Terminal and General Aviation terminal.
Landuse planning, masterplanning and Basis of Design Gabon, Libreville | 445 Hectares | Completion 2015
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London Heathrow Airport T2 Phase 2
Heathrow retains its position as the busiest dual runway in the world. Its’ objective of making ‘every journey better’ is clear testament to the commitment of putting the passenger and the airline community at the centre of its future strategy. The recent completion of Terminal 5 set an entirely new standard for passenger terminals in Europe and has continued with the development of both Terminals 3 and 4. HOK’s option study for safeguarding Terminal 2 Phase 2 builds on the defined vision to ‘create high quality development choices that will deliver value and benefits for decades to come for the airport, airlines and passengers alike’. Phase 2 also builds on the design philosophy of Phase 1 to create a cohesive single building in operation, appearance and perception leaving passengers with an improved experience. The study integrates the Passenger Transportation Interchange through the process zones and IDL of the extended terminal to satellite piers T2B and T2C. Services: Architecture, Interiors, Sustainable Analysis, Visual Communications London, UK | 1.9 million SF | Completed 2012
Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 - Transportation Interchange HOK designed the railway station for London Heathrow Airportâ€™s Terminal 5. Working as part of an integrated architectural team, HOK
were accountable for the Definition and Detail Architectural Design for this complex project. The station consists of six platforms - two for the London Underground Piccadilly Line extension, two for Heathrow Express and two safeguarded platforms for extension of the heavy rail service to the west of Heathrow. The design provides a seamless travelling experience, both in terms of ease of transfer from terminal to station, and in clarity of design. From each of the station platforms, passengers are able to access a bank of glass-enclosed lifts that lead directly to the departure level of the main terminal building. Arriving passengers can access the same lifts from the arrivals level. Passenger experience, orientation and wayfinding are enhanced by a unique transparent roof that allows natural light to flood the train platform level. The ETFE roof material provides insulating value as well as being very lightweight. Currently 37 % of passengers access Heathrow by public transport. The new rail interchange will facilitate increasing this percentage toward the BAA long-term goal of 50% Services: Architecture, Facility Programming, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Terminal Planning Heathrow, London, UK | 54,586 sm
Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3
Passenger Terminal World magazine described the airport as “India and Southeast Asia’s largest and most important aviation hub.” Built in just 37 months, the terminal is designed to serve 34 million passengers a year. The nine-story terminal building has two piers, 78 gates, six check-in islands with 168 check-in counters and 95 immigration counters. Three of the 78 aerobridges support A380 aircraft. The terminal has 800 flight information display systems and 8,000 speakers. Passenger amenities include spacious interiors, a 100room transit hotel and 215,300 square feet of retail and concessions space. The terminal has its own Delhi Metro station. Terminal 3 is India’s first airport building to receive LEED Gold certification. Sustainable design strategies include a northern orientation that reduces solar gain, optimum use of natural light, interior finishes with high recycled content and battery-powered vehicles for moving travelers between terminals. The water management and treatment program features more than 300 rainwater harvesting pits. Airports Council International has named the Airport the world’s second best for service quality in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Services: Design and Planning Services, Terminal Planning New Delhi, India | 2.7 million SF (New Terminal), 1.3 million SF (Remodeled Existing Terminal) | Completion 2010 | LEED-NC Gold
HOK delivered the first LEED Gold Airport in the world Indira Gandhi T3
Indira Gandhi International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower This is an extensive Air Traffic Control Tower complex for the Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi. HOK and our team of specialists were appointed to develop the operational brief for this project, undertake a full feasibility study and site line assessment and to develop a concept designs. The team worked closely with the Airport to define the specific requirements for this iconic building and to create a signature building befitting of the successfull new airport at New Delhi. In excess of 100m high, this is one of the tallest control towers in Asia with a unique slimline structure. The operational areas provide extensive views over the existing and new airport facilities.
Services: Architecture New Delhi, India | Completion 2016
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and Technical Block
The HOK-designed air traffic control tower at CSIA Mumbai opened in 2013. The tower, equivalent in height to a 30-story building, is the tallest ATCT in India, one of the top 10 aviation markets in the world. At 84 meters tall, the tower's height gives controllers an unobstructed view of the entire area and enhances the airport's traffic handling capacity. Advanced technology in the tower will help reduce communication errors between air traffic controllers and cockpit crew. The aerodynamic form elevates the control center and creates a signature element for the tower. The design vision was to make the tower an efficient and functional facility, as well as a pleasing iconic architectural statement. Architecturally combining an exciting form with exacting functional demands of an ATCT, the team created a workplace that is safe, efficient and comfortable. The airport also adopted an HOK masterplanning study which coexists harmoniously with the landscape strategy, as well as a solution that is responsive to the site and surrounding airport building. Services: Architecture, Planning Mumbai, India | Completion 2013
George Bush Intercontinental Airport Automated People Mover For the first time, passengers at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport can travel freely between all five terminals. The balance of functionality and aesthetics serves as a model for integrating airport transportation systems and terminals. The airport’s automated people mover expansion brings the previously disconnected Terminal A into the system. A secure passenger corridor connects the north and south concourses of the terminal to a new, two-story APM station. An elevated rail system now links all five of the airport’s terminals. Tapering the 800-foot-long passenger corridor in two directions worked with the airport’s roadways and made the physical and visual experience for users more dynamic, which allowed for lively but restrained ceiling, lighting and flooring solutions. The site for the APM station was severely constrained. The station needed to be built above two sets of roadways and two bridges, and was adjacent to the terminal building on one side and the concourse and secure wall on the other. The team’s plan sequenced the project so that it did not impact the surrounding roadways and bridges, which needed to continue operating during construction. The streamlined transport system allows the airport to provide a higher level of customer service to the more than 40 million passengers it serves each year. The extension project ended three months ahead of schedule and $3 million under budget. Services: Architecture, Construction Services, Signage/Visual Communications Houston, Texas, USA | 28,400 SF | Completion 2010
Indianapolis International Airport was named the Best Airport in North America 2014 by the Airports Council International
Indianapolis International Airport Colonel H. Weir Cook Terminal The Colonel H. Weir Cook Terminal acts as a world-class gateway to Indianapolis while providing exceptional customer service and flexibility for future changes. At the heart of the terminal, a 200-foot-wide room creates a great “Civic Plaza” where art, retail, social and civic functions converge and passengers can connect with the Indiana landscape. Capped with a hyperbolic glass and steel skylight, this room has become a threshold to the “crossroads of America.” The desires to provide clarity for passengers and to achieve energy efficiency also give shape to the building. The hyperbolic roof reinforces the path of travel and is designed to shade the building’s curtain walls while providing scenic views of the Indiana landscape. The roof form, skylight and high-performance curtain wall systems were designed to work together to assure that primary building lighting is not in use during daylight hours throughout the departure level. Radiant floors and stratified ventilation assures that only the building’s inhabited zone, below 10 feet, is tempered to human comfort. In a J.D. Power and Associates survey, the Indianapolis Airport received the highest customer satisfaction score of any North American airport. Airports Council International named it the best airport in North America in 2010, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, Travel + Leisure rated it one of America’s best airports. This is the world’s first complete airport campus to earn LEED certification and one of the largest LEEDcertified projects in the US. Services: Architecture, Facility Programming, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Design, Terminal Design, Terminal Planning Indianapolis, Indiana, USA | 1.25 million SF, 40 gates | Completion 2008 | LEED-NC Certified
Boston Logan International Airport Terminal A - Boston's Green Gateway
The team designed this terminal to become a memorable part of a passengerâ€™s travel experience. The design consolidated Deltaâ€™s operations into a new main terminal and a satellite concourse linked by an underground pedestrian tunnel with moving sidewalks. As a primary focus of the design, the daylighting strategy strikes a balance between drawing in natural light and preventing glare. Terminal A also features a roofing membrane and paving designed to reflect heat from the building. Special storm water filtration devices remove suspended solids and total phosphorous from runways. The building, which was the first major U.S. terminal built after Sept. 11, 2001, incorporates new government-mandated security requirements. The terminal earned the Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award, which recognized its contributions to achieving better relationships between the airport and its local environment. Services: Architecture, Facility Programming, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Terminal Planning Boston, Massachusetts, USA | 646,000 SF, 26 gates | LEED-NC Certified
Cork International Airport Passenger Terminal
Aiming to increase the capacity of this thriving regional airport from 1.7 million passengers per year to 3 million, HOK was selected as the design architect to masterplan and program a new terminal facility. A masterplan study was undertaken to determine the viability of expanding the current terminal versus building a new facility; and it was decided that a new terminal building would greatly minimise impacts to the operation of the existing terminal and airport. The new passenger terminal was designed with four 757-300 contact gates and 32 check-in stations, with potential for 11 contact gates with contiguous stands for regional airline operations. The forecourt accommodates taxis and coaches along with a parking garage located adjacent to the terminal building that provides short- and medium-term parking. The terminalâ€™s design takes advantage of the sloping site to give grandstand views of the airfield with a predominantly glass double height facade. On the landside, the lower building elevation reflects local architecture with stone and rendered walls.
Services: Architecture, Master Planning, Programming, Visual Communications Cork, Ireland | 269,000 SF | Completion 2006
Gatwick Airport Master Architect Role Under the Gatwick Airport Framework Agreement, HOK has been appointed as Master Architect to assist GAL in the strategic development of GatwickAirport. A key part of HOKs offer included Building Information Modelling (BIM), a process that allows data to be used for a multitude of purposes including visualisations, walkthroughs, 3D coordination, 4D phasing/ planning, 5D for costs analysis, sustainability analysis, asset management and facilities management. From the outset Gatwickâ€™s design brief for HOK was to assist in migrating their existing CAD processes over to a BIMcentric workflow. This would allow Gatwick to use and reuse the modelling information to manage the assets and add value to the estate portfolio. London, UK | Completion 2013
Central Japan International Airport (Chubu Centrair) Passenger Terminal
The planning and design created an airport with strong character, excellent connectivity and easy accessibility. HOK participated in the planning and design of the airport and led the architectural design of the 40-gate passenger terminal. The airport is on a manmade island off the coast of Tokoname, a suburb of Nagoya. Patterned after the Japanese art of origami, the terminal is shaped like a long, narrow T, with three piers radiating from a central ticketing hall. This shape reduces walking distances between gates. The roof structure is composed of a series of folded glass and metal planes accented by natural light. The angles of the exterior walls, ceiling design, exposed linear trusses and skylights work together to create origami shapes. Interior gardens integrate the landscape into the architecture, serving both as pleasant, daylit green areas and wayfinding elements. A fourth-level concession area next to the departure hall provides a large event space and an exterior observation deck. Locating the rail platform between the main arrival and departure halls gives passengers easy connections to the mainland via train, bus, ferry, taxi and car. â€œCentrair Central Japan International Airport is the best regional airport in Asia for 2011.â€? SKYTRAX World Airport Awards Services: Architecture, Facility Programming, Master Planning Tokoname City, Aichi, Japan | 2.33 million SF, 40 gates | Completed 2005
Sendai Airport Passenger Terminal
Conceived as a model for Japan’s new regional airports, this two-level terminal accommodates domestic and international operations in compact building with a single gateway identity. Consisting of two levels with 11 aircraft gates accessed through a cylindrical glass concourse, the terminal provides a clear, efficient passenger flow. From the mezzanine and concourse of the new terminal, passengers see the entire airfield against the scenic backdrop of the mountains and sky. Referencing Sendai’s “Garden City” image, the approach roads and parking areas are lined by dense groves of trees. The airport’s domestic and international wings are connected by a central garden atrium housing passenger amenities. Restaurants and retail stores are concentrated on the mezzanine above the departure level. A ground-level plaza provides exhibition space and conference rooms for travelers and the community. Services: Architecture, Interior Design Sendai, Japan | 400,000 SF, 11 gates
Cover image: LaGuardia Airports Central Terminal B
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