McCarran International Airport

Satellite D Expansion & Control Tower - Northeast Wing   

This project consists of the addition of a new 144,000-sf (13,400-sm), 2-story wing to McCarran Airport's existing Satellite D Terminal.  The project consists of a Passenger Terminal Wing, an underground Automated Transit System (ATS) Station, and a Ramp Control Tower. The Passenger Terminal features architecturally exposed steel skylight trusses that constitute a primary design element. The Control Tower, which reaches a height of 157 ft. (48-m.), features a complex geometry that bridges the ATS Station below and creates a visually striking design.  The underground ATS station supports aircraft loads while employing a shallow structural envelope that minimized both difficult excavation and the transitions in elevation between existing and new construction.  

 

The structural design for the new Terminal and Control Tower included long span exposed structural steel.  The project consists of a Passenger Terminal Wing, an underground Automated Transit System (ATS) Station, and a Ramp Control Tower.  The Passenger Terminal features architecturally exposed structural steel skylight trusses that constitute a primary design element.  The Control Tower, which reaches a height of 157 ft. (48-m.), features a complex geometry that bridges the ATS Station below and creates a visually striking design.  The underground ATS station supports aircraft loads while employing a shallow structural envelope that minimized both difficult excavation and the transitions in elevation between existing and new construction.  

Location

Las Vegas, NV

 

Client  

Clark County Department of Aviation

 

Architect 

Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects

 

Awards 

Gold Award for Engineering Excellence, 2007

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York

 

Excellence in Design Award, 2005

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Nevada