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LaGuardia Airport, Airfield Configuration Program

Queens, NY

Market: Airport
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.

Scope | Solutions

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

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