Ithaca Airport Terminal Renovation
C&S was the architect, engineer, and construction manager for the $20 million terminal expansion and renovation at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The first phase included a 7,100-square-foot expansion to house enhanced baggage screening and baggage make-up space, relocation of and upgraded offices, building utility systems upgrades, exterior entrance canopy improvements, retrofit and relocation of one existing and installation of three new passenger boarding bridges. Phase 2 added 8,500 square feet to accommodate an enhanced passenger screening and holding area, additional conference space and a baggage conveyance system, restroom renovations, LED lighting, new geothermal well field and HVAC system, and new solar canopy-covered system for terminal area parking.
The architectural challenge consisted of finding effective ways to reuse existing floor areas and meld both front and back of house functions to create additional floor area while being limited due to the proximity of the existing airfield. The three main additions included a 1,300-square-foot addition to the ticketing area, a 60’ extension of the baggage make-up/processing area as well as a 110’ extension of the passenger holding area. The design solution effectively maintained the geometry of the existing facility and utilized the same materials to create a visually seamless transition from old to new.