Hennebery Eddy Architects is teamed with Fentress Architects to design an extension of Concourse E and improvements to existing facilities that will balance the number of passengers using the north and south sides of Portland International Airport. As part of extending Concourse E by more than 800 feet, the project adds several new gates and creates improved regional flight ground loading facilities, concessions, and airline operational spaces.
Currently, 2/3 of passengers use the south side of the terminal. Rebalancing these loads will increase the efficiency of airport operations, prolong the longevity of existing terminal facilities, enable carrier growth, and improve the passenger experience. Project activities are designed to minimize impacts on travelers and airport tenants. The PDX Terminal Balancing & Concourse E Extension project is part of the larger “PDXNext” campaign to continue modernizing America’s Best Airport (six years running!).
The Port of Portland produced this short time-lapse video showing a life-sized installation of Hennebery Eddy’s rendering at the end of the existing Concourse E.
To deliver the large-scale PDX Terminal Balancing & Concourse E Extension project, our two firms work together as a single design team, along with a bevy of subconsultants, enabled by Autodesk “A360 Team.” The program allows us to centralize in the cloud and best use the strengths of both firms. The collaboration is so successful, Autodesk featured us in a video on their blog.