DFW Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program
Optimizing technology to meet the needs of future travel.
Corgan renovated existing DFW Terminals A, B, C and E by replacing all the primary systems with new, more efficient systems. As part of this $2.7 billion program, the terminals received significant interior remodeling of public spaces to bring a common architectural language and passenger experience to all DFW terminal facilities, inspired by the Terminal D design (also completed by Corgan).
Innovative ideas for passenger processing are incorporated to allow DFW, and associated airlines, to be poised to adapt to the rapid changes in technology and passenger demographics.
The extent of renovation for infrastructure replacement required the closure of major areas of the terminals. A key challenge for this project was that, as an “operating” airport, gate closures had to be kept to a minimum. Phasing was addressed on a variety of scales depending on the terminal and the impacted airline to allow for construction closures suitable to the CMAR.
The remodeled public entries and exits are designed to act as wayfinding elements for the traveling public and bring stronger visual organization to the curbside process. The design team worked very closely with the airlines to establish phasing concepts and build consensus for the program.
Corgan staff also collaborated with project engineers to set requirements and standards for the concessions program on this project. The design team worked very closely with the airlines to establish phasing concepts and build consensus for the program.