The Portland Airport Concourse E extension extends Concourse E more than 800 feet. The project adds several new gates, passenger concessions, and other amenities while creating improved regional flight ground loading facilities and airline operational spaces.
Poised as an impactful gateway to the airport, the extension is designed to be complementary in materials and form to the existing concourse. Taking advantage of its orientation, the project features a sweeping window wall that washes the interior spaces with daylight. Inside, the public areas feature a welcoming and durable palette of regionally inspired materials. Soft lighting balances abundant daylight to give passengers an intuitive sense of place and connection to the outside, while also meeting universal design goals. The project is pursuing a high level of LEED certification and using Energy Trust of Oregon incentives to guide its environmentally responsible design, in alignment with the Port of Portland’s sustainability goals.
Mike Meade from Hennebery Eddy Architects will discuss how the team used innovative techniques to provide a high-performance enclosure for a client that will have changing needs for interior spaces. Highlights include an adaptable curtainwall for interior tenants, daylighting large spaces without skylights, bird safe glass, glare control, and curtainwall mounted exterior lighting.