Terminal renovations improve efficiency for travelers
The Port of Pasco faced increasing user demand at the Tri-Cities Airport without the right space to grow the terminal, built in 1964. Our planners and architects worked with the port to develop the master plan, complete design and assist with construction administration. The updated terminal and new expansion enhance the user experience and make operations more efficient. Perhaps the most critical aspect, the line of sight from the air traffic control tower to the aircraft remained clear and operations continued without interruption during construction.
Through reuse of the existing facility and use of a construction manager-general contractor, the project remained on budget and continuously operational during a multi-phase construction process. As a result, the terminal now boasts a new airside concourse with modern features, such as flexible gates, a post-security concessions gallery, expanded passenger services, renovated airline ticketing and rental car areas, an in-line baggage handling system and TSA screening area.
Washington Airport Management Association
Project of the Year
Federal Aviation Administration Northwest Mountain Region
Certificate of Excellence
Tri-Cities Airport Terminal Renovations
Port of Pasco
"Although the terminal’s square footage nearly doubled, its utility bills did not increase accordingly due to new energy-efficient systems and products — a feat Taft finds impressive. " (excerpt from Airport Improvement magazine)
Buck Taft, Airport Director