Aviation + Transportation

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  • Awards
  • Capabilities
  • Sustainablity
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Leaders in Aviation + Transportation Facility Architecture

Every year, more than 500 million passengers make their way through aviation and transportation facilities designed by Fentress Architects. In fact, these projects comprise over 100 million square feet and are valued in excess of $23 billion.

Consequently, Fentress continues to rank among the top global Architecture + AE firms in aviation, making the top ten on Building Design + Construction’s Giants list for three of the past five years.


As a result of design excellence, technical innovation and customer service, our aviation and transportation portfolio has garnered over 175 awards including:


Our vast and varied experience in aviation and transportation includes a wide variety of:

  • Planning: Airport Master Plans, Terminal Planning Services
  • New Construction
  • Renovation + Expansion, including ADA Improvements
  • Specialty Facilities: Air Traffic Control Towers, Federal Inspection Services, Baggage Handling Systems, Maintenance Hangers, Parking Garages,  Rental Car Facilities, Multi-Modal Facilities
  • Bridges: Pedestrian + Vehicular
  • Client Types: Public, Private + PPP
  • Contract Types: Traditional, Bridging Documents, Design-Build, On-Call Contracts

Customers, and employees alike, value abundant daylighting, natural vegetation and excellent air quality. In fact, much of what makes an airport lift the human spirit also enhances environmental sustainability. Over the past three decades, we have refined an approach to sustainability that meets both the sustainability and budget objectives of our clients.

Furthermore, Fentress has designed over 50 USGBC LEED-certified projects, including:


Karen Gilbert, Associate AIA
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