BWI Airport International Terminal

Location: 
Baltimore, Maryland
Client: 
Maryland Aviation Administration
Architect: 
STV/William Nicholas Bodouva + Associates, A Joint Venture
Contract Value: 
$65,300,000
Size: 
365,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
1997
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Expertise: 

Completed in 1997, the $65.3 million International Terminal complements Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) airport’s signature spaceframe design while increasing passenger capacity and improving the traveler's experience.

The terminal's exterior features a glass and metal façade. Inside, passengers are greeted by 52 ticket counters arranged in an inverted “V” shape. A 90-foot atrium, topped by a large skylight, floods the upper and lower levels, including waiting and shopping areas, with natural light. A light rail station is adjacent to the lower level lobby and provides a mass transit link to the Baltimore region.

BWI serves passengers from both the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. To accommodate the airport's growing number of international travelers, the terminal's six departure gates can be easily expanded to 15, and the new immigration and customs hall also doubles the airport's previous processing capacity. The improved space both allows for more passengers and provides them with a pleasant and efficient airport experience.

Awards: 
WBC Craftsmanship Award - Metals/Structural Steel