SFO: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 recognized for healthy workplace environment

New CDC-led building certification recognizes healthy workplace environments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has become the first airport terminal in the world to achieve Fitwel certification, a building rating system that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings. SFO was awarded a two-star rating under the system for the Terminal 1 Center project, part of the $2.4B Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Redevelopment Program, which has opened two phases to date.

“Harvey Milk Terminal 1 sets a new benchmark for the airport experience,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “This facility was designed with both our passengers and employees in mind… as a place to be relaxed, a place to be healthy, and a place to be inspired by the legacy of pioneering civil rights leader Harvey Milk. This terminal embodies the very best values of the San Francisco Bay Area, and we are proud that this is the first airport facility ever to be certified under the Fitwel standards.”

Created as a joint initiative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) together with the General Services Administration (GSA), Fitwel provides guidelines for designing, constructing, and operating healthier buildings. The criteria for certification involve 63 evidence-backed strategies that have proven to increase the health and well-being of building occupants, including building access, indoor environments, and water supply. SFO’s score included access to public transit, a safe infrastructure for pedestrians, indoor air quality policies and testing, access to lactation rooms, and access to free water supplies.

SFO recently opened the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, featuring new exterior terminal signage, the new South Check-In Lobby and Baggage Claim, a new SFO Museum on Harvey Milk, and a new Kids Spot play area in Boarding Area B. This phase also features new public art installations, found in both pre- and post-security locations.

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:


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