LAX – Tom Bradley International Terminal Midfield Concourse

Light recharges the outdated LAX TBIT terminal with a comfortable and show stopping passenger experience.

Visitors in the arrivals lobby are welcomed to The City of Angels by a “halo” of illumination, and a channel glass wall is theatrically lit with dynamic color-changing luminaires. The repetitive wavelike architectural structure of the new terminal is bathed in natural light and reduces solar glare and heat. Heat gain from the expansive glass curtain walls is controlled by daylight harvesting controls, offering dramatic views of the airfield and the nearby Santa Monica Mountains, without uncomfortable sun temperatures.

HLB’s scope included the Tom Bradley West Terminal and new generation aircraft gates in both the north and south concourses which also include passenger circulation, restrooms, clubs, and first class lounge. Lighting for the exterior facade was limited to the exterior apron utilizing building mounted lighting.

Project Highlights

• Daylight & electric light integration
• LEED Gold Certified
• 20% reduction in energy use


Fentress Architects


Project Background

• 1,200,000 square feet
• $1.5 billion

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