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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Passenger Terminal Modernization Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Completion: 2018

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


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

◄ entry

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.


2016 HOK Design Annual  

HOK’s 2016 Design Annual highlights projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings.

2016 HOK Design Annual  

HOK’s 2016 Design Annual highlights projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings.