LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse

Midfield Satellite Concourse – Los Angeles International Airport

  • Size: 750,000 SF
  • Services provided: Full architectural and interior design services
  • Project type: New construction
  • Phased implementation
  • LEED goal: Gold

Corgan is the lead design firm on the design/build project creating a new remote satellite concourse for the international terminal at LAX. The satellite concourse, estimated at $1.3B, will be a remote facility initially served by an airport busing operation and a passenger access tunnel connection to the Bradley West Terminal but eventually connected by an automated people mover system (APM). The concourse will be designed to accommodate 22 wide-body (code E aircraft) swing gates serving domestic and international flights. The first phase of the  concourse encloses approximately 750,000 square feet of passenger and operational space with 11 to 13 wide-body gates, 50,000 square feet of passenger tunnel access, 80,000 square feet of utility tunnels, and a ramp level bus station for transfers to other domestic terminals. Phase 2, when constructed, will complete the satellite concourse and include the remaining holdroom and gates an APM system, and an APM maintenance facility.


We are consensus builders. Our experience with airport operators, airlines, aviation facilities, and other air transit organizations gives Corgan a unique vantage point of the elements needed to facilitate successful operations. We have successful partnerships with a wide range of clients including airport operators, airlines, local transit authorities, and government-sponsored research organizations. Our projects are just as varied—ground-up terminal buildings, major terminal renovations, terminal planning, cargo and maintenance facilities, and system-wide implementation projects. Corgan initiates and implements truly innovative design solutions at any scale, from building additions and renovations to new, large-scale terminal programs. Our expertise is second to none and with our global presence, we are able to quickly and efficiently service aviation clients coast to coast and internationally from any of our offices.



We understand scheduling, capacity, material selection and operational challenges. We facilitate consensus amongst all interested parties in achieving a long-term design solution. The need for uninterrupted operations is unquestionable, so we strive for passenger and employee convenience and safety.