Experience that Keeps Passengers Moving

Construction at airports is often complex and can significantly impact travelers and employees. However, it does not have to.

Swinerton’s expertise crafts seamless experiences for travelers and airport personnel alike. Recognized among the top 20 aviation general contractors by Engineering News-Record (ENR) and Building Design + Construction (BD+C), our portfolio spans international hubs like Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hartsfield-Jackson (ALT) to regional facilities such as Long Beach Airport (LGB) and beyond. Our priority is to keep passengers moving by deeply understanding each airport’s unique air- and landside operations.

At LAX, we designed and constructed the LAX Economy Parking Structure with Watry Design and Gensler, redefining convenience and accessibility for travelers and staff. This visionary project, boasting approximately 4,300 parking stalls, transcends mere functionality with amenities like a meet-and-greet space, public restrooms, and a dedicated pet relief area. Cutting-edge technology, including a parking guidance system, electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, and drought-resistant landscaping, highlight the project’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Navigating the intricate landscape of airport construction demands precision and foresight. Our adeptness in overcoming logistical challenges while adhering to stringent regulatory standards ensures minimal disruption to airport operations, even among peak travel seasons, setting higher standards in the industry.

Similarly, at LGB, our multi-phased project to construct a new ticketing facility seamlessly integrates modern amenities with the airport’s 80-year-old historic terminal. This endeavor not only enhances passenger circulation but also the integration of the Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) facility which allows the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen checked bags more efficiently, further streamlining the passenger travel experience.

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, our collaboration with Delta Air Lines to build a new Centerpoint Sky Club exemplifies the company’s prowess in executing complex renovations. From safely installing structural steel over a bustling terminal to crafting bespoke interiors with high-end finishes, Swinerton’s attention to detail ensures an unparalleled passenger experience.

“I am inspired by our relentless commitment to crafting seamless airport experiences,” says Carrie Shaeffer, Swinerton Vice President and National Director of Aviation. “From redefining convenience to integrating modern amenities, airside and landside, our dedication to excellence ensures smooth journeys for passengers to their destinations and staff to navigate their day.”

Our portfolio highlights our dedication to ensuring that a passenger’s experience at the airport is positive while airport operations remain uninterrupted. As we continue to push the boundaries of innovation and expertise, we remain at the forefront of shaping the future of airport infrastructure, one visionary project at a time.

Connect with our team at the upcoming 2024 AAAE/ACC Airport Planning, Design, and Construction Symposium, where Symposium Chair Shaeffer, has been leading the planning committee, or connect with one of our regional experts.