Harvey Milk Terminal 1 named People’s Choice Award by the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco

Harvey Milk Terminal 1 named People’s Choice Award by the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco

Project honored by American Institute of Architects, San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has been honored by the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF). In their annual Design Awards, Harvey Milk Terminal 1 was named the People’s Choice Award for projects over $10M. Winners were announced at a recent award ceremony in San Francisco.

“Harvey Milk Terminal 1 set a new benchmark for the airport experience at SFO,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “This facility embodies the very best values of our region and celebrates the legacy of pioneering civil rights leader Harvey Milk. We are truly honored to receive the People’s Choice Award from the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco. My thanks go out to the entire project team for this achievement.”

The $2.4B Harvey Milk Terminal 1 project is comprised of four phases. The first phase opened in July 2019 with the nine departure gates, followed in April 2020 by nine additional gates, an exterior façade with Harvey Milk signage and a new ticket counter area. The third phase opened in May 2021 with the final seven departure gates, a new post-security connector to the International Terminal, a new museum gallery and a new display of exhibit content honoring the life and legacy of Harvey Milk.

The fourth and final phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, which will create a new North check-in lobby, was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but has now resumed. Originally scheduled for completion in spring 2023, this final phase is now expected to be completed in spring 2024.
In February 2022, Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has become the first airport terminal in the world to earn “Platinum” certification using the latest standards from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This latest version, known as LEED v4, raises the bar for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance structures.

In March 2021, Harvey Milk Terminal 1 became the first terminal in the world to achieve certification from Fitwel, a building rating system that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings.

The construction of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 is divided into two projects: Boarding Area B (BAB) and Terminal 1 Center (T1C).

Design-build, construction and project management team are as follows:

  • BAB Design-builder: Austin Commercial & Webcor Builders Joint Venture with HKS / Woods Bagot ED2 International / KYA
  • BAB Construction Manager: WSP / AGS
  • T1C Design-builder: Hensel Phelps with Gensler / Kuth Ranieri
  • T1C Construction Manager: AECOM & Cooper Pugeda Management Joint Venture

For more information about Harvey Milk Terminal 1, please visit www.flysfo.com/T1.

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Doug Yakel
Public Information Officer
External Affairs Office
San Francisco International Airport

Source: San Francisco International Airport