San Antonio International Airport Terminal Expansion Program

The Terminal Expansion Program consists of one new “Terminal B”, the expansion of the Central Utility Plant and the demolition of existing Terminal 2. Terminal B will be a stand alone terminal added to the west end of existing Terminal 1. Arrivals and departures are the principal levels of Terminal B and included are eight gates. The arrivals area consists of baggage claim, a meter-greeter, concession space and a variety of public and non-public support spaces at the head house. Under the concourse is the baggage screening enclosure, airline offices, concession storage, mechanical rooms, and large open area for outbound luggage. The departures level consists of the main ticketing hall and a range of public and private support spaces. West of the ticket counter is the security checkpoint and queue, leading to the concourse past a large concession area. There are two departure lounges, each set up for four gates. Separating the two departure lounges are concession and support spaces. The service level houses a transformer vault, switchgear room, and chilled/hot water pump rooms. Mezzanine areas occur at various locations and house mechanical spaces. The project will also include a pedestrian bridge connecting the terminal to the short term parking garage as well as concrete apron paving adjacent to the terminal. The terminal building will consist of a drilled pier/slab-on-grade foundation, a poured-in-place concrete pan slab structure at the arrivals, departures and concourse level; and a structural steel framed structure above the departures level.

Exterior wall surfaces are stone, integral color CMU and rainscreen metal panels. The aluminum framed glazing system includes low-e glass with a Kynar finish with steel subframing. Included will be a cantilevered Kalwall canopy running the length of the terminal at curbside. The four entrance vestibules at the arrivals level and the four at departures will include powered sliding storefront doors. Interior finishes are epoxy terrazzo at baggage claim, ticketing, concourse, concession areas and public restrooms. Departure lounges are carpet. Wall surfaces are large-format ceramic tile and drywall. Ceilings are curved and flat suspended perforated metal panels, fabric, panels, lay-in acoustical panels and drywall. The terminal is sprinkled and has a compliant fire alarm system, as well as a large emergency generator capable of operating the air handling units in addition to normal emergency loads. The project also includes an in-line outbound baggage system with screening machines, as well as information technology systems which includes A/V , paging, security and video surveillance, and MUFIDS. The Central Utility Plant work includes increasing existing chilling capacity from 2100 tons to 3600 tons and the electrical switchgear will be upsized. The CUP building will be expanded by 1800 s.f. to accommodate the expansion.The project includes the total demolition of Terminal 2 as well as the demolition of substantial aircraft parking apron.

Architect: Parsons 3DI

Size: 225,000 SF

Location: San Antonio, Texas