San Angelo Regional Airport — Mathis Field

San Angelo Regional Airport — Mathis Field

  • 21,700-square-feet
  • Two regional gates
  • Architectural Basic Services, Programming, Master Planning, Design Development, Schematic Design, Construction Administration and Documentation

Progress through local collaboration

San Angelo Regional Airport, also known as Mathis Field, operates out of an aging terminal building from the 1950s attached to a new concourse built-in 2008. Previously, the building was used as an Army Air Corps base and training facility for bomber pilots in WWII. A newer concourse was previously incorporated to provide an updated and newer experience to passengers as they wait for their flight. However, that experience does not relate to the city's existing terminal building or regional image. Corgan was selected to provide architectural and planning services to evaluate the airport’s overall operations, develop a new terminal plan and overall aesthetic.

Through a workshop approach, civic leaders and airport board members were brought together to approve the program's items. This committee met once each month to review design progress as it reflected the project’s mission statement. These meetings served as a forum where each of the stakeholders evaluated the facility's image options, floor plan layout, and overall modifications. The result of Corgan’s collaborative process exceeded expectations through a human-centric design approach and replanning to meet all the necessary functional requirements. In addition to making the space more user-friendly and up to date with security requirements, Corgan redesigned the interior to ensure the traveling public's needs are met while connecting the building design to the city’s culture and community. The buildings' exterior showcases regional materials in a new modern façade with limestone extracted from a nearby quarry, native cedar glulam beams, and copper-lined light shelves that express motion.


The modern airport is a self-contained city. Passengers demand exceptional experiences from approach to departure. Owners and airlines face the growing challenge of balancing real-world constraints of function, constructability, and value while building memorable and positive brand equity.

Corgan is an international leader in airport terminal design. Our drive to create the best client experience brings airports and airlines back to us time after time.

Going above and beyond is our daily mission. Operational-based solutions are conceived with rigor; empathetic, user-experience insights come from deep listening and virtual prototyping. As design solutions marry function and delight, all experiences are elevated.

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We understand scheduling, capacity, material selection and operational challenges. We facilitate consensus across all interested parties to achieve a long-term design solution. The need for uninterrupted operations is unquestionable.