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Long Beach, California, USA

Completion: 2013

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.

◄ garden

2014 design annual

45,950 sq. ft. / 4,270 sq. m.

2014 HOK Design Annual  

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