United Airlines — Terminal 7, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Los Angeles, CA
ENR California California Region Best Project Award - Airports/Transit
CMAA Construction Management Association of America Transportation (+$100M)
City of Los Angeles Green Business Program
Audubon International Green Hospitality Program - Gold
Photography: Nick Merrick | Hall+Merrick
Krueck Sexton Partners Design Architect | HNTB Prime & Architect of Record | Hensel Phelps Contractor
The project required the surgical removal of isolated structural elements while maintaining full airport operations to create a modern and unified passenger experience.
Designed in 1959, LAX Terminal 7 began with Pereira & Luckman’s iconic, elliptical satellite buildings. This once free-standing structure went through a series of renovations and connective additions to accommodate the nation’s second busiest airport ever-changing needs.
The accumulation of structures produced a fragmented passenger experience with congestion, spaces of varying heights and geometries, and a hodgepodge of lighting fixtures and finishes.