Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport

Improvements to the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport terminal include replacing the existing concourses, the passenger screening checkpoint, and the concessions, as well as updating the interior functions and material palette. The building design is a response to the site, purpose, form, and climate of the region. The dramatic sweeping architecture of the addition provides panoramic views of the vast Texas Panhandle horizon. A central public space with concessions creates an important social gathering crossroad. The airport is named after Rick Husband, a local astronaut who perished in the Columbia shuttle disaster. Regional context influenced the design of interior details that were inspired by modern aviation, the space program, and the area’s cattle industry. A distinguishing feature of the airport is the use of glass-walled passenger boarding bridges that are among the first in the United States.

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Amarillo, Texas

City of Amarillo