SFO Terminal 1 Interim Boarding Area-B Remodel

SFO Terminal 1 Interim Boarding Area-B Remodel

  • Size: 79,500 SF
  • Services provided: Full architectural services
  • Phased implementation
  • Active operating environment
  • Project type: Renovation
The Temporary Boarding Area B & Security Checkpoint program is the primary enabling project for the $2 billion Terminal 1 Redevelopment Program at San Francisco International Airport. The primary objective of the project was to support passenger processing, maintain gate capacity and provide an enhanced guest experience for Southwest Airline passengers during the renovation. The project included the relocation and addition of contact gates, passenger boarding bridges, ground support equipment, baggage handling system, concession relocations and gate and boarding area enhancements. The success of the Interim Boarding Area B project was best exhibited with SFO receiving the highest Airport Service Quality scores to date.


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.

Corgan exceeds boundaries to solve the world’s greatest aviation challenges with research, design, and devotion to our clients.




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.