Midwest Construction Magazine, Outstanding Engineering Function and Aesthetic Award, 2009
Indianapolis’ Modernized Terminal
A spacious and airy passenger terminal marked a significant modernization for an airport built in the 1970s. The 40-gate terminal's signature feature is its soaring 320,000 square-foot roof. The roof’s exposed steel structure is supported on column “trees” that bear the load of four columns with the spatial effect of only one. The trees allow for vast open space to accommodate the ticketing area and the roof channels rainwater for building operations and shades the truss-and-glass curtain walls.
We provided structural design services to HOK for the 40-gate, 1.2 million-square-foot airport terminal, which opened in 2008.
- A circular, glass skylight covers the spacious Civic Plaza on the ticketing level.
- Top and bottom chords of the roof trusses are segmented to match the surface of the roof, which curves gracefully in two directions.
- Two concourse arms extend from the terminal and lead to the departure gates.
- Offices and mechanical levels are located above the departure level.