ENR Names Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports the 2015 Intermountain Owner of the Year
Last summer, the Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports (SLCDA) broke ground on the largest project in its history—a $1.8-billion complete replacement of the Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal.
“’We estimate this project will create 24,000 jobs and pour $3.3 billion worth of value into the state’s economy,’ says Natalie Gochnour, a member of the airport’s advisory board and the associate dean of the David Eccles College of Business at the University of Utah.
“For its leadership in undertaking a project of this size and scope, and managing its progress, ENR Mountain States has named SLCDA the 2015 Intermountain Owner of the Year.”
“HOK is the lead design firm for the 1.7-million-sq-ft project. HOK has collaborated with numerous Salt Lake City architects in developing the final design for the facility, which will seek LEED Gold certification.”
“”Airports around the world are interested in making sure their facilities reflect a sense of place,’ says Robert Chicas, firm-wide director of Aviation + Transportation for HOK. ‘The difference here is a very unique setting between the mountain ranges. The geography and colors in Utah change dramatically seasonally and geographically, and we’ve tried to reflect that in the colors and textures and in incorporating views to the outside. We’ve tried to place large, expansive windows not only to showcase the landscape, but also to leverage it as a way to orient passengers in the airport.’”