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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.

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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

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Duluth International Airport

The replacement terminal for Duluth International Airport creates a dynamic first impression to the port city of Duluth and the region. 

The terminal draws inspiration from local forms, materials, and landscaping that is native to the environment. For instance, the design of the landside lobby roof is a metaphor for the waves of Lake Superior. The deep reddish cladding on the architecture core is symbolic of the steel hulls on the freighters and ships that navigate the Great Lakes. Natural light bathes the terminal interior to enhance the human experience and as a passive sustainable design feature.

The building was designed to LEED Silver standards with sustainable green energy features, including geothermal heating, natural lighting, and a highly efficient water system.

Upon opening, the Duluth News Tribune described the new terminal as having a "wow" factor.

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Bishop International Airport Terminal Expansion

The Bishop International Airport Authority retained RS&H to create a dynamic, new facility with the flexibility to meet future growth. The terminal color and material palette reflects a contemporary image inspired by the local automotive heritage. RS&H also designed an additional four gates and associated hold room area.

Another expansion project designed by RS&H has nearly doubled the size of the ticketing lobby, improved the building automation system and communication infrastructure, doubled the handling capacity of baggage claim, and incorporated a computerized access control system and EDS-based baggage screening system.

RS&H created high-quality renderings of the project so that the client, public, and other project stakeholders could better visualize the design. 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.

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The terminal has been honored with numerous awards, including Michigan DOT’s Project of the Year and the American Institute of Architects’ Project of the Year. RS&H was also selected as MDOT’s Consultant of the Year. Additionally, the airport authority’s new logo was inspired by the strong side profile of the terminal roofline. 

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MBS International Airport

The cities of Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw, Michigan, share a joint commission that operates the MBS International Airport. The interior is finished with white pine and copper, reflecting the natural resources of the area and providing a warm contrast to the refined technology of the building’s envelope.  Sustainable design strategies include the use of energy-efficient systems and a dramatic roof design to allow for an even distribution of natural light.

RS&H produced multiple bid packages to meet the schedules for the various funding sources. The team coordinated extensively between the many phases of the project through detailed meetings with the airport, tenants, funding agencies, and contractors. RS&H’s funding experts also took a leadership role in getting this project funded.

In 2013, the Michigan Department of Transportation's Office of Aeronautics named MBS International Airport as the Michigan Airport of the Year.  Read the full story in Midland Daily News.

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St. George Municipal Airport

St. George is the gateway to southwest Utah, Zion National Park, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The terminal design is inspired by the sparse and rugged desert landscape. Native geological strata and red stone canyons serve as metaphors for the interior design of a grand hall that connects the entry lobby to the airside departure lounges. Articulated interior walls recall the natural eroded faces of the canyons. Spectacular views of the Pine Valley Mountains are carefully framed through the grand airside window wall.

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Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport serves as the gateway to southwest Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and Big Sky Resort. The airport serves travelers throughout all four seasons, organized around a lodge-inspired terminal building. At the heart of the terminal is a grand concessions lobby with fireplaces, public seating, art work, and meeter-greeter areas that are inspired by the architecture of lodge resorts and the historic main street of Bozeman. The design aesthetic was further informed by researching the history, culture, and natural environment of the Gallatin Valley. Wood beam ceilings and local natural stone blend to create a rich palette that speaks to the rugged legacy of the community and its people.

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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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Lisbon International Airport

The architectural design of the terminal is inspired by Portugal’s maritime history, with a series of masts that support rippling sun shades over the concourse. The modern columns are evocative of the masts of the ocean going vessels that established Portugal as a major influence around the world. The forms of the terminal reinterpret the image with kinetic and floating forms that evoke flight.  Sustainable design strategies are an integral part of the design aesthetics. The terminal is designed as a “green” facility, using sun shading, natural air cooling, and radiant cooling to minimize energy consumption. The architecture combines daylight and function, highlighting circulation nodes by an infusion of natural light. People follow light naturally, reinforcing intuitive wayfinding throughout the terminal. That flow of spaces is supported by a changing palette of materials and shapes, making the experience one of continuous discovery and delight.

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Air Traffic Control Towers

RS&H has extensive experience with the planning, environmental assessment, design and construction supervision of Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCT). RS&H was selected on a team of consultants for the design of a new ATCT for Flagler County Airport in Florida. Design services include architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and detection. At Ocala International Airport, RS&H conducted a Benefit/Cost Analysis that proved the safety benefits outweighed the cost to construct and operate the facility. RS&H then completed a site selection study, followed by design and construction supervision of the new tower and associated electrical vault. RS&H has recently designed and supervised the construction of other ATCTs and associated infrastructure in places such as Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport in St. Croix, USVI, and Naval Station Mayport, Florida. In addition, RS&H designed and supervised the construction of extensive upgrades to the tower at Port Columbus International Airport, transitioning it from an analog facility to digital and installing a computerized Airfield Lighting Control and Monitoring System.

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Springfield Branson National Airport

The diversity and richness of Southwest Missouri is reflected throughout the design of this new airport terminal. The architectural design reflects its location in the Ozark Mountains with an organization based on references to the area’s geological limestone strata, forested areas, and recreational lakes and rivers.

These natural references serve as metaphors to inform the interior design of public spaces into geological, landscape, and water zones. Each building volume is a loft space that can be individually expanded. Common use ticketing, fixed loading bridges, and a single-level passenger experience make this building extremely easy to use and adaptable to future change.

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