b'TERMINALSOKC 45Will Rogers World AirportExpands Terminal BY KRISTEN RINDFLEISCHWith an eye on the present and thetwo firms began the OKC terminal expansion future, Will Rogers World Airportwith a strong working relationship already in (OKC) in Oklahoma City recentlyplace. The fact that we have fun when we added a new East Concourse. Key objectivesput these projects together comes through, for the project were twofold: increasing currentsays HOK Regional capacity for passenger screening and planningLeader of Aviation and ahead for more growth in the terminal.Transportation Will The 150,000-square-foot expansionJenkinson. And it shows includes four new gates, a larger andin the final product consolidated passenger screening checkpoint,that the addition was a public observation mezzanine and space todeveloped by a team that build a Customs and Immigration area. Selectreally enjoyed what they did together. WILL JENKINSONareas of the existing terminal building were also remodeled.Jacobsen Daniels provided passenger data The $89.8 million project was fundedand other information for space programming with bonds backed by a combination ofpurposes and also assisted with the funding funding sources including passenger facilityeligibility that was based on passenger charges, local airport funds and FAA Airportfacility charges. Mott MacDonald planned Improvement Program entitlement andthe layout of the four new gates, and local supplemental grants. (See Facts and Figurescivil engineering firm MacArthur AssociatedFACTS&FIGURES box on the right for the specific breakdown.)Consultants assisted with the apron. Project: Terminal ExpansionPrior to the recent terminal expansion,New Checkpoint Features Location: Will Rogers World Airport,OKC experienced congestion in its lobbiesYears of growth in the local population andOklahoma Cityand around escalators. Creating a singleterminal traffic made expanding the passengerAddition Size: 150,000 sq. ft.consolidated checkpoint allowed the airportscreening area a top priority for OKC officials. to repurpose space previously occupied byKey Components: 4 new gates; consolidated Checkpoint capacity has been a long-termTSA checkpoint; public observation mezzanine; its two separate checkpoints. New seatingissue here in Oklahoma City, Mulder relates.space for future Customs & Immigration area; areas and other purposeful guest spaceslarger airport administration officeshave helped relieve previous congestion in keyWhen general contractor TimberlakeCost: $89.8 millioncirculation areas.Construction began work on the terminal expansion in March 2019, the new (and larger)Funding: Bonds (backed 75% by passenger Airport Director Jeffconsolidated TSA checkpoint came first andfacility charges, 25% Oklahoma City Airport Mulder notes that theforemost. It opened in mid-September 2021,Trust funds; $10 million FAA Airport Improvement impact of constructionProgram grants for terminal apron work (with and crews later remodeled the airports two90%/10% share); no AIP funds used for terminal activity was minimal forprevious checkpoints into meet-and-greet areas.itselftravelers because theConstruction: March 2019-Nov. 2021building was expanded onWith COVID top-of-the east end, away frommind during projectNew East Concourse Opened: Sept. 2021check-in and other maindesign, OKC outfittedDesign Lead: FSB Architects + Engineers, with JEFF MULDER its new checkpoint withconceptual design assistance from HOKdestinations in the still-operating terminal. The addition was built nearQueue Guard GermGeneral Contractor: Timberlake Constructionan existing apron that was completely fencedShield panels from LaviPassenger Data & PFC Support: Jacobsen off, allowing contractors to work exclusivelyIndustries. The airportDanielson the non-secure landside, with virtually noalso added magnetic- Gate Layout: Mott MacDonaldimpact to the existing terminal.base stanchions andPERRY KUKLINSwing Gates, also from Lavi. They reachedApron Civil Engineering: MacArthur Oklahoma Citybased FSB Architectsout to us for help developing a layout forAssociated Consultants+ Engineers designed the addition, withthe queuing area that would be both flexibleSeating: Agati; Kuschconceptual design assistance from HOK.and modular, explains Perry Kuklin, theCheckpoint Queue Aids & Signage: Lavi Having partnered before on other projects, thecompanys marketing director.IndustriesAirportImprovement.comJuly | August 2022'