Orlando International Airport Airsides 1 & 3 Expansion
C.T. Hsu + Associates provided architectural and planning services for the $187 million rehabilitation and hurricane restoration of Airsides 1 and 3 at Orlando International Airport, the nation's 9th busiest airport, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. A major challenge of the project involved performing the renovations while allowing OIA to maintain 24/7 airline operations and passenger service for the traveling public.
Soon after the initial hurricane response in 2004 from Hurricane Charlie, CTH+A and Clancy & Theys (CT2) joined forces in a design build effort for the Phase I hurricane, rehabilitation and restoration project for Airsides 1 & 3. The team provided an airport wide conditions assessment and emergency protection to the interior unsecured areas. The subsequent rehabilitation included the roofing and glazing of the 2 Airsides. Phase II of the project completed the rehabilitation of Airsides 1 and 3 to a level equivalent to the newer Airsides 2 and 4 facilities. Specific renovations included upgrading the mechanical and electrical infrastructure; modifying the central energy plant with a new chiller; expanding and updating the hubs; creating shell space for a new food court/gift shop; and upgrading the wings with new carpet, tile, wall finishes and a new roof skylight. The construction spanned two and a half years and was completed in April 2010.