Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Passenger Terminal Modernization Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The world’s most traveled airport, the 207-
weather while maintaining views of the sky
The high-performance design features
gate Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
and daylight. Composed of translucent
energy-efficient cladding and building
Airport, is embarking on a $6 billion, 20-year
ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) panels
systems. Ceilings will be modified to harvest
expansion and modernization program. The
supported by a contemporary steel frame,
natural light and to optimize interior lighting
airport’s vision is to create an exceptional
the 864-foot-long canopies help redefine the
systems, which include LED lighting.
experience for all guests.
character of the building as a 21st-century air terminal. This design was made possible
Improved circulation and signage systems
HOK is leading the joint venture team
by the team’s use of the firm’s proprietary,
make wayfinding more intuitive. A clearly
designing a $200 million improvement to the
interdisciplinary design technology, including
marked airport security screening zone leads
airport’s domestic passenger terminal. The
HOK STREAM TM.
passengers from the atrium to concourses
project features the addition of two large
and gates. Improvements to the baggage
canopies over curbside pick-up and drop-off
Central to the passenger experience, a new
claim area include highly visible digital
areas and a redesigned central atrium space.
15,000-sq.-ft. atrium creates a lush, park-like
monitors and new speaker systems.
The design solution embraces the energy of
setting that reflects the Atlanta landscape
the world’s most traveled airport while giving
and is brightened by a circular skylight. In
The HOK-led joint venture for the terminal
passengers a sense of ease and clarity in
this space, passengers can relax on their
modernization includes Stanley, Love-Stanley,
navigating the 400,000-sq.-ft. terminal.
way to and from gates. The design converts
P.C., and Chasm Architecture, L.L.C.
the atrium from a processing space to an
Visitors will arrive and depart under two
engaging civic area that connects visitors and
transparent canopies providing shelter
travelers to Atlanta, reinforcing the airport as
and comfort from Atlanta’s ever-changing
an ambassador for the region.
2016 design annual
60,000 sq. ft. / 5,575 sq. m.
HOK’s 2016 Design Annual highlights projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings.