LAX Bradley West Expansion Modernizations
Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is modernizing their international terminal to improve passenger service and accommodate new larger aircraft. Syska along with Fentress Architects have been selected to design two new concourses totaling approximately 500,000 sf, an additional 500,000 sf expansion of the main terminal and renovation of an existing 300,000 sf.
A significant challenge is to achieve LEED Silver, while maintaining a large interior expanse with daylighting to enhance the passenger experience. The existing terminal and concourses are required to remain operational during construction and multiple phases are needed in order to preserve passenger satisfaction.
The entire project team is utilizing a coordinated BIM approach incorporating 3-D modeling and collision detection for enhanced coordination. It is anticipated that this model will be one of the largest in the US. Revit MEP is used as our primary design tool. We have enabled worksharing among the team through the use of worksets and strategic breaks in systems and central files. The use of customized parametric "Families" in Revit have been utilized throughout the design incorporating actual dimensions and specific manufacturer's parameters.