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  • Seattle-Tacoma by Fentress Architects
  • Seattle-Tacoma by Fentress Architects
  • Seattle-Tacoma by Fentress Architects
  • Seattle-Tacoma by Fentress Architects
  • Seattle-Tacoma by Fentress Architects

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle, Washington, USA240,000 sfCompletion 2005

Inspired by Pike Place Market, Fentress’ design for Seattle’s Central Terminal celebrates the people and spirit of the Pacific Northwest

  • 21

    Number of gates

    30

    Number of restaurants and retail locations

The expansion restores the excitement of travel with an “observation deck” experience reminiscent of the original 1949 Art Deco terminal.  Sunset Magazine noted, “In this tranquil, park-like atrium, you might even hope for a flight delay.” People naturally gravitate to views of the airfield and Olympic Mountain Range through a 60-foot by 350-foot glass curtainwall, the largest of its kind in North America.  The marketplace is the heart of the complex, with open seating, dining tables, landscaping, artwork and vibrant storefronts. Today, more than 31 million passengers experience this unique space each year.