SFO included on Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies for 2021

SFO included on Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies for 2021

Airport honored for healthy, human-centric design of Harvey Milk Terminal 1

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, 2021-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Fast Company, the world’s leading business media brand, has named SFO on its list of Most Innovative Companies for 2021. In the “travel” category, SFO was honored for the environmentally friendly, human-centric design of Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Fast Company noted:

“Originally built in the 1960s, Harvey Milk Terminal 1 is in the final stages of a $2.4 billion renovation that not only reconsiders how to get people through an airport safely and efficiently, but also makes the experience healthier and more enjoyable. Working closely with Gensler, the architect behind the project, the SFO team focused on creating an environmentally friendly and human-centric space. They designed radiant ceilings for heating and cooling, used toxin-free furniture and carpeting, planned an art gallery in the central concourse, and carved out outdoor spaces, interactive kid zones, and lactation stations. As a result of these efforts and more, Harvey Milk Terminal 1 is the world’s first airport terminal to earn a Fitwel certification, a building rating system for healthier buildings. With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as growing public awareness of how indoor environments affect health, Terminal 1 is poised to be a blueprint for airports to come.”

In 2020, SFO’s 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.

“We are proud to be recognized by Fast Company for our creation of Harvey Milk Terminal 1,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “Our goal for this facility was to establish a new benchmark in the airport experience, making the space relaxing, healthy and inspiring. My thanks go out to our entire team for their work to honor the legacy of pioneering civil rights leader Harvey Milk.”

Other companies named in the Fast Company list of Most Innovative Travel Companies of 2021 include Delta Airlines, AirBnB and Hopper.

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

Source: San Francisco International Airport