San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 West Expansion

San Diego, California
United States

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. The lighting design is supportive of the airport’s brand and the sunny San Diego vernacular. 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 was delivered using a progressive design-build approach that enabled this complex project to be completed on an aggressive schedule.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Sustainable Design
  • Aviation
  • LEED Platinum Certified
    445,000 sq.ft. | 41,342 sq.m.
    $1 B
  • HNTB
    Tucker Sadler Architects
  • Tim Griffith Photography