Jacksonville International Airport

Jacksonville International Airport serves the port city of Jacksonville, Florida. RS&H has provided professional services for Jacksonville International Airport for more than 30 years. This long-term relationship began with our team’s involvement in locating, planning, designing, and overseeing of the construction for a new 18-gate terminal building, two new runways, and all the ancillary facilities for a new 4,600-acre airport site.

The original award-winning terminal design has been expanded three times as the airport spread to 7,000 acres. RS&H-led improvements have culminated in the expansion of the terminal to 700,000 square feet, including reconstruction of the 35-year-old concourses to provide 30 modern gates. Recent projects include a fully integrated 100 percent checked baggage explosive detection system, a centralized security checkpoint expansion, two new 10-gate concourses, a daily garage with 2,400 spaces, modification of the existing garage to an hourly facility with a state-of-the-art space-finding system, a pedestrian walkway with powerwalks and escalators, landside improvements, and roadway expansion.

RS&H has created high-quality renderings for numerous projects so that the client, public, and other project stakeholders could better visualize design improvements. These visualizations aided in making final adjustments, including changing the final finishes and other design elements. The final renderings were also used as a public art display during construction, so the public could visualize what the airport would look like when completed.

The airport is also a showcase for art reflecting the culture and community spirit. Erin Burnett, host of CNN's "Out Front," said, "The Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)…I think might be America's best Airport."

Read the full article: CNN's Erin Burnett Says Jacksonville International Airport is America's Best

 

Project Information

Location:
Jacksonville, Florida

Owner/Client:
Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Awards:
2013 Honor Award from the National Terrazzo Mosaic Association