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San Diego International Airport – Terminal 2 West Expansion

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Project Description

Lighting design contributes to San Diego Airport’s Green Build program status.

This design-build project encompasses the expansion of Terminal 2’s landside and airside facilities at San Diego International Airport. The terminal expansion is anchored by a glass-enclosed hall -- named Sunset Cove to brand the space as definitively San Diego -- and adds 10 gates, a larger security screening area, and new aircraft apron and taxiway areas.

HLB’s lighting design is supportive of the airport’s brand and the sunny San Diego vernacular. The lighting is intentionally restrained in the concourse to allow for the “Scattered Light” artwork to glow as it guides passengers through the space. A backlit sign signaling the amenities within Sunset Cove incorporates embedded directional fiber optic lighting. Small accent lights are integrated into columns and provide lighting for artwork and accentuate the space while keeping the ceiling in the atrium free of lighting objects.

HLB’s scope included electric lighting for Sunset Cove, the North and West Concourse, new TSA security checkpoint, restrooms, holdrooms, baggage claim, circular rotundas, and apron lighting. The project is LEED Platinum certified, and was delivered using a progressive design-build approach that enabled this complex project to be completed on an aggressive schedule.

Project Highlights

• Wayfinding “scattered light” artwork
• Certified LEED Platinum

Architect

• HNTB
• Tucker Sadler Architects

Location

Project Background

• 445,000 square feet (Terminal)
• 1.3 million square feet (Airside)
• $1 million

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