HOU Southwest Airlines Terminal Expansion

Southwest Airlines Terminal Expansion – William P. Hobby International Airport

  • Size: 527,000 SF
  • Services provided: Full architectural and interior design services
  • Project type: New construction
  • Awards: Houston Business Journal Landmark Award for Private/Public partnership; ENR Best Project – Airpots/Transit; 4 Star International Rating, Skytrax

Corgan is providing architectural services to Southwest Airlines for the expansion of William P. Hobby International Airport. The new facility, located west of the main terminal, will include a new Southwest Airlines check-in hall, five-gate international concourse and a Federal Inspection Services facility. The project also includes construction of ramp and extended hydrant fueling system improvements, apron work and security checkpoint enhancements. Corgan’s role as prime architect includes design and phasing development of the facility while maintaining the existing HOU operations during the construction.


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.