HOU West Concourse Expansion & FIS Facility
Corgan provided architectural services to Southwest Airlines for the 280,000-square-foot expansion of Houston Hobby Airport. The new facility, located west of the main terminal, provides Southwest Airlines with a new check-in hall, a five-gate international concourse, and a Federal Inspection Services facility. Corgan’s role as the prime architect was responsible for the design and phasing of the facility while maintaining the existing HOU operations during construction.
The new FIS facility accommodates 800 passengers per hour and is connected to five new gates capable of both international and domestic operations. In addition to the FIS facility, the project included the construction of a ramp and extended hydrant fueling system improvements, apron work, and security checkpoint enhancements.
Incorporating natural daylight
The FIS incorporated natural daylighting by using clear story windows in the concourse and ticketing hall. When the natural lighting levels are adequate, light sensors automatically turn off artificial lighting.