Austin Commercial completed the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Terminal 1 Boarding Area B Redevelopment, a six year, design-build project. The upgraded T1 features new secure connectors linking Boarding Area A through Boarding Area D, and a unique customs secure connector between Boarding Area B and the International Terminal. In addition, the airfield layout has been reconfigured to allow for more flexibility and greater international flight capacity, serving up to 25 gates for both domestic and international travelers.
The BAB project is one of the largest boarding areas on the SFO campus, totaling 619,150 square feet. It offers a galleria-type retail experience at the entrance to the path through the building, as well as unique artwork by local artists. The open gate lounges flow with the surrounding dining halls and museums, and there is a children’s play area integrated into a central lounge at the end of the pier. A mezzanine level houses airline clubs and an international connections corridor with views into the concourse and retail areas.
The project is recognized as LEED Platinum, the only such airport in the world to carry that designation. In addition, it was honored to receive the 2022 John L. Martin Partnering Award.