A 20-year expansion and modernization program is underway to enhance the passenger experience and meet the evolving needs of this bustling transit hub.
HOK is leading the joint venture team designing the improvement to the domestic passenger terminal. The project features the addition of two dramatic canopies over curbside pick-up and drop-off areas and a redesigned central atrium space.
Composed of panels of translucent ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) and supported by a contemporary steel frame, the canopies offer shelter from Atlanta’s heat and rain while maintaining views of the sky. At night the twin structures can be illuminated in a wash of colors and patterns, creating an ever-changing canvas to greet travelers arriving by land and air.
HOK’s architects and engineers used a parametric modeling and optimization tool called HOK STREAM to accelerate the design process for the 864-foot-long canopies and inform the construction approach.
The joint venture team includes Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C., and Chasm Architecture, L.L.C.