George Bush Intercontinental Airport, United Terminal C, North Concourse

Houston, Texas
United States

Designed with the intent of establishing Houston Intercontinental Airport as the premiere travel hub in the State of Texas, the United Airlines Terminal represents the launch of a new aesthetic. The main goal was to create a modern space demonstrating United’s brand and identity while providing travelers a pleasant and calming experience.

The defining lighting concept for the terminal is the “Meandering Path” — a series of winding, sparkling optics in the ceiling that serve to guide the flow of patron traffic. There are no visible decorative fixtures throughout the concourse as integrated light and unobtrusive downlights were used to highlight the artwork and architectural elements. These measures, in addition to the subtle use of blue accent lighting, are consistent with United’s brand and the terminal’s sleek, modern appeal.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Aviation
  • 270,000 sq.ft. | 25,100 sq.m.
    $145 Million
  • PGAL
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Award of Merit
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen West Award of Excellence
  • Henri Khodaverdi