Fullscreen
  • Los Angeles International Airport by Fentress
  • Los Angeles International Airport by Fentress
  • Los Angeles International Airport by Fentress
  • Los Angeles International Airport by Fentress
  • Los Angeles International Airport by Fentress
  • Los Angeles International Airport by Fentress

Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles, California, USA1,200,000 sfCompletion 2013

As the first major improvement in 25 years, Fentress’ design recharges the outdated LAX with a convenient and comfortable passenger experience.

  • 110

    Foot-high ceilings in the airport’s Great Hall

    15,500

    Tons of structural steel

  • 4,500

    Passengers accomodated per hour

    20%

    Reduction in energy use

The Los Angeles ambiance is captured with Pacific Ocean-inspired roof forms that recall rhythmic waves breaking on the shore. The wave-like ceiling reduces solar glare and heat from the ocean on the west and bathes the terminal in natural light from the northeast. Expansive glass curtain walls offer dramatic views of the airfield and the nearby Santa Monica Mountains.

The architecture unifies the airport and pays homage to the 1969 Theme Building's parabolic arches. California Home and Design hailed the LAX New Master Plan as one of the “Top Ten Most Promising Future Projects of Architecture,” and Forbes says “the newly redesigned building is gorgeous.” 

LEED Gold