San Diego Airport Terminal 2 Expansion

San Diego, CA
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Architecture, Interior Design and Master Planning
2009

Tucker Sadler Architects in partnership with HNTB was retained for the San Diego International Airport (SDIA) Terminal 2 Expansion project. The project includes a dual-level roadway for arrivals and departures. The elevated curbside check-in system has its own underground baggage conveyor track which features security screening and routing from curb to plane.

The project is a mirror image of the previously existing terminal, with 10 new gates, raising the airport total to 55, and a signature common area for travelers. The Sunset Cove, a large concourse dining and concession area, is located inside the terminal with a glass wall facing the airstrip. The concourse, which also includes an entertainment stage, opens to a sunlit courtyard. Strategically placed interior and exterior works of art enhance the aesthetic appeal of the terminal. The San Diego International Aiport, Terminal 2 is the home of the world’s first LEED Platinum facility.

Working collaboratively with the SDIA, the project team was sucessful in maintaining operations and full security of the existing Terminal 2 facility. The existing facility and the new expansion are programmed and designed to create a seamless adjacency transition.