Long Beach Airport Terminal Modernization 163
Long Beach, California, USA
HOK led a 17-ﬁrm team that provided
A goal for the renewed airport was to give
Operational, security and passenger amenity
planning and design for the rehabilitation
passengers a uniquely southern California
improvements enhance the terminal’s
and restoration of the airport’s historic
experience. A large central outdoor garden
functionality while making the travel
1941 terminal building.
that runs almost half the length of the
experience easier and more enjoyable.
Annual EUI: 104.7 kBTU / sf / yr 30% below ASHRAE 2007
concourse on the airside, beyond the security The design preserves the Long Beach Airport’s
checkpoint, links the north and south
Anchored by the historic terminal, a new
original main terminal building as an important
hold-room buildings. This garden, which
“meeters and greeters” plaza is enclosed by a
part of the operations. Remaining as the
contributes to the concourse’s relaxed, resort-
new passenger screening checkpoint building
visual link between landside and airside,
like feel, features palm trees, indigenous
and covered walkways.
the landmark terminal structure serves as
grasses and plants and ﬁre pits.
the main passenger circulation pathway for departing passengers. New structures are appropriately scaled behind it.
2014 design annual
45,950 sq. ft. / 4,270 sq. m.