To support double-digit international passenger growth at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and enhance the passenger experience, Gresham Smith provided planning and design services for facility-wide, multi-phased airside, landside and curbside renovation of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. This Gresham Smith-led Terminal Modernization Program established a uniform vision for the entire FLL campus, of which Terminal 1 was the first project implemented. The first phase of the expansion, Concourse A, provides five new swing gates for flexibility of international and domestic arrivals for which the firm provided structural engineering and environmental graphic and wayfinding design services as a subconsultant to Corgan Associates.
For the second phase of the Terminal 1 project, Gresham Smith provided complete project management, architecture, interior design, structural engineering, and environmental graphics and wayfinding services to complete the modernization and repurposing of the existing Terminal 1 facility. The modernization features an 80,000-square foot airside court expansion built above the existing baggage handling area. This airside court optimizes passenger circulation by connecting Concourses B and C with intuitive wayfinding elements in addition to new concessions, new restrooms, and a new centralized 12-lane security checkpoint. This centralized checkpoint supports long-term growth and streamlines throughput by eliminating the congestion of independent concourse checkpoints which previously served as both the entrance and exit. The project was completed while maintaining existing operations, including screening.
To complete the uniform vision of the Terminal Modernization Program, Gresham Smith also updated all existing restrooms, finishes, and ceilings throughout the remainder of the facility.