LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal lands top transportation project award

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The Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, was named the winning project in the Transport category of The Plan Award 2019.

Selected by an international jury of top designers, architects, curators and academics, The Plan Award aims to disseminate knowledge of and improve the quality of work done by designers globally.

The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX is the largest public works project in Los Angeles’s history, requiring close collaboration with the community. Fentress served as the architect for the 1,200,000ft² (110,000m²) terminal, which achieved LEED Gold certification when completed in 2013.

Fentress recharged the once outdated facility with a convenient and comfortable passenger experience, functional upgrades, and architectural forms that capture the essence of LA’s character.

Notable design elements include the terminal’s rhythmic roofline inspired by the Pacific Ocean’s cresting waves, and an advanced interactive environmental system (IEMS) that integrates seven kinetic media installations throughout the terminal and concourse.

Partners on the project include HNTB Architecture, Base Architecture, Walsh-Austin Joint Venture, John A Martin & Associates, Martin/Martin, Miyamoto International, Syska Hennessy Group, TMAD Taylor & Gaines, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Architectural Energy Corporation, Horton Lees Brogden, MRA International, Sardi Design, Moment Factory, Digital Kitchen and Smart Monkeys.

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