HNTB, an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors, is celebrating the enormous success of a recent project: the San Diego International Airport Terminal Building 2 (pictured left). The San Diego Terminal Building 2 and Airside Expansion Project were honored late last month with a variety of local, regional and national awards for its innovative design and LEED Platinum certification. HNTB Corporation provided initial planning, lead design and engineering services on behalf of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. HNTB, as part of a design-build team, was also able to deliver this project under budget on an accelerated schedule.
The San Diego Terminal 2 project was recognized with several awards, including:
- 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers San Diego Section Project of the Year
- 2014 American Public Works Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter Award
- 2014 Design-Build Institute of America Western Pacific Region Award
The Terminal 2 Building also recently became the first commercial airport terminal in the world to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. To receive LEED certification, building projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Platinum is the highest level of LEED certifications.
“Through close collaboration with our client and partners we were able to implement cutting-edge passenger processing concepts and sustainable design features to provide an iconic terminal for the City of San Diego,” said Tom Rossbach, AIA, ACI, director of aviation architecture, HNTB Corporation. “We are honored to be acknowledged for our work on this airport of the future.”
HNTB, an ESCA Board member, is celebrating 100 years of service and continues to play an important role in some of the most complex and visible aviation projects in Southern California, currently providing architectural and engineering services on the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Bradley West Modernization project at Los Angeles International Airport and having served as lead engineer for the Van Nuys Airport Runway 16R Rehabilitation, completed in 2013.
ESCA congratulates HNTB on its recent success and achievements.