Program Management

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Duluth Airport Authority

The Duluth Airport Authority was seeking to replace a 30-year-old terminal building that was congested in the security screening and holdroom areas. There was no method to expand the old building, plus it was energy inefficient and dated in design. Further, the terminal was located too close to the runway based on current FAA design standards. Therefore, a new terminal was needed.

However, the approximately $58 million total terminal project cost was beyond the limits of what a relatively small community could afford. RS&H assisted the airport authority in seeking additional federal funds for the project by three steps. First, fully justifying the need for the project. Second, identifying all potential parts of the project that could be federally funding. And, third, presenting the benefits of the project to FAA and elected officials. In the end, over $30 million in federal funds was obtained for the project, which opened in early 2013.

Project Information

Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth Airport Authority


Top Project of 2013 and 2014, Finance & Commerce - Minnesota

Architizer A+ Award, Airport Architecture, Finalist,

Choice Award Recipient, The Minnesota Construction Association (MCA), 2014

Best Airport Project of 2013, ENR Midwest