Mineta San Jose International (SJC) representatives celebrated today as the last piece of structural steel was erected as part of the airport’s new interim gates facility project. The setting of the last piece of steel on the structure represents a milestone for the Fentress Architects and Hensel Phelps Construction Company’s design-build team.
The new facility will provide the airport with an additional five gates with passenger boarding bridges and a sixth ground-loaded gate, to accommodate SJC’s unprecedented growth over the past four years. In calendar year 2018, the airport expects to have served 14.3 million passengers, which is 52% growth since 2014.
The $58 million interim facility is being constructed and connected to SJC’s Fentress-designed Terminal B on the south end of the airport. It will accommodate 550 passengers and offer concession space and restrooms. With the additional gates, airlines will enjoy enhanced flight scheduling flexibility, decreased delays, meet desired passenger service levels, and continue to support current operations and planned growth.
Fentress’ design for the state-of-the-art interim facility includes an exterior with contrasting light and dark corrugated metal panels and clerestory windows on the landside façade, allowing for increased daylight. The facility’s interior incorporates acoustic wall panels to create a warm and comforting passenger experience.