Queens, NY

LaGuardia Airport, Airfield Configuration Program


LaGuardia Airport and Delta Airlines determined Terminals C and D had exceeded their useful life and were undersized for future needs. They planned to demolish the terminals and replace them with a new 37-gate terminal, comprising a common headhouse with four concourses and a canopy structure connecting to the Central Terminal Building. SGH consulted on the building enclosure for the new terminal, featuring glass curtain wall and metal wall panels.

SGH consulted on the design for the building enclosure, including rainscreen facade cladding, curtain walls, storefronts, doors, wall waterproofing, roofing, and floodproofing. Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Helped the architect select building enclosure systems, considering architectural, structural, weatherproofing, flooding, security, and thermal performance requirements
  • Collaborated with the architect to design glazing and cladding systems and develop details to integrate the various enclosure systems, while balancing architectural intent, constructability, and cost
  • Evaluated heat and moisture migration through the primary wall, roof, and fenestration systems and recommended ways to improve performance
  • Coordinated the building enclosure design with other consultants, including structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing, as well as other specialty consultants, such as security and sustainability

Project Summary


4B (anticipated)

Construction Value
New Construction
Building Enclosures
Infrastructure & Transportation
Burns McDonnell Consultants, P.C.
Specialized Capabilities
Building Science | Facades & Glazing | Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Sean O'Brien
Sean O'Brien
Building Technology Division Head, New York
Scott  Bondi
Scott Bondi
Senior Principal