Pensacola Regional Airport Parking Garage & Terminal/Concource Expansion|
Graves + Carlos, Architects, Engineers
121 East Government Street, Pensacola, FL 32501
Total Square Feet: 537,170
Construction Period: Mar 1998 to May 2000
Lead Design Firm: Gresham, Smith and Partners - 1400 Nashville City Center, 511 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219
Construction Manager: DMJM Aviation - Gateway Trade Center, 12220 Town Lake Dr., #80, Fort Myers, FL 33913
General Contractor: Carothers Construction, Inc. - PO Box 687, Water Valley, MS 38965
Structural Engineer: Gresham, Smith and Partners - 1400 Nashville City Center, 511 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Gresham, Smith and Partners - 1400 Nashville City Center, 511 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219
Cost Estimator: Construction & Cost Management Systems, Inc. - 2690 Cumberland Pkwy., #455, Atlanta, GA 30339
New construction and renovations to the Pensacola Regional Airport included the expansion of the existing concourse, ticketing and baggage claim areas and the addition of a new four-level 1,400 car parking garage with an elevator lobby and a skybridge connecting to the main terminal. The expansion is designed to support the projected increase in the enplanements through the year 2005. The new concourse building expansion terminates the existing circulation spine with a three-story volume of space that provides a panorama of views and is filled with natural daylight. The design meets all the demands of today's airport operations and rewards travelers with modern spaces that reflect the energy of its growing host city.
The concourse addition is located at the end of an existing six-gate concourse and faces the aircraft runway with 2 new jetbridge gates on the second level and four new commuter plane gates on the first floor. The gates are supported by two levels of holding rooms, escalators, elevators and restrooms that serve commuter and regional aircraft passengers. The design includes floor to ceiling aluminum storefront glazing at the building perimeter and a glass-backed elevator to allow passengers and visitors views of the incoming and outgoing aircraft. Solar shading devices are incorporated into the building facade's design in response to heavy solar exposures of the region.
The new ticketing area was expanded to provide suitable passenger queuing space for the year 2005. The new expansion provides airline ticketing counters, baggage "make-up" conveyors, and support offices for each airline. The new baggage claim area addition provides one additional baggage conveyor system. Building modifications required the existing airport receiving area, including a loading dock and freight elevator, to be relocated.The new four-level parking garage provides convenient and secured parking for 1,400 passengers, visitors, and rental car vehicles. The parking garage is linked to the terminal with a second level open-air skybridge that incorporates solar shading and rain protection devices to provide safe and comfortable access to the terminal.
The airport loop drive focuses the vehicular approach on the skybridge and four-story perforated panel "sail" that serves as a sunshade for the glass elevators. The Tectonic System of the skybridge that links the two masses of the precast concrete garage and precast/GFRC terminal construction creates a dynamic vision for approaching passengers and visitors.
The parking garage is constructed of precast and architectural panels with various finishes and textures. The garage is bisected by a central ground level landscaped pedestrian courtyard that is filled with light from a continuous three-story lightwell above. The pedestrian circulation courtyard and lightwell align with the skybridge and terminal circulation to provide a direct path through the garage to the terminal. Vertical circulation in the garage is achieved by three elevators in the air-conditioned elevator lobbies and three separate covered stairs. The new parking garage and terminal expansion project serves as a symbol for Pensacola as an evolving and modern city.
Exterior Walls - EIFS: Parex; Colored CMU: Graselli; Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer; Special Coatings: Tnemec; Insulated Wall Panels: Centria; Fire Rated Glazing: G.E. Lexan; Fire Protection: W.R. Grace.Roof - Single-Ply: Sarnafil; Standing Seam: Merchant & Evans.
Floors - Carpet: Interface; Tile: Dal-Tile; VCT: Armstrong.
Interior Walls - Gypsum Board: Georgia Pacific; Wood Doors: Marshfield DoorSystems, Inc.; Hollow Metal Doors: Steelcraft; Acoustical Ceilings:
Elevators - Schindler.