Architectural firms selected for Pittsburgh Airport’s terminal design

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The Allegheny County Airport Authority selected architectural and engineering firms to design a new terminal at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

San Francisco-based Gensler and Omaha, Neb.-based HDR entered into a joint-venture agreement to design and deliver the Terminal Modernization Program. The team formed an association with luis vidal + architects, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, to develop the architectural design vision for the new terminal that consolidates check-in, ticketing, security and baggage operations into one connected facility. HDR will handle engineering implementation of the design.

The Airport Authority Board approved a $15 million contract with the joint venture team for initial design concepts to be drafted over the next few months. The initial design concept is expected to be unveiled early next year.

Eleven firms responded to the initial request for qualifications in January. Of those, four were invited to submit full proposals, make creative and technical presentations and be interviewed by a selection committee. The firms were evaluated on criteria including experience, team composition and responsibilities, design and management approach, quality assurance and cost control, and DBE/local participation.

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