CannonDesign Teams with Corgan to Reimagine Burbank Airport as “The Icon”
April 26, 2023
We are proud to share that our design team has collaborated with Corgan on three possible concepts for the new passenger replacement terminal at Hollywood Burbank Airport. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) has officially selected the dynamic “Icon” concept as the direction for the new terminal and we will continue our partnership throughout its development.
The Corgan and CannonDesign team was selected for Elevate BUR, a project that will bring a safer 355,000-sf, 14-gate replacement terminal to Hollywood Burbank Airport that meets the latest seismic codes and is farther away from the current runways. The terminal will provide leading-edge traveler experiences with greater access to amenities.
"Our joint design team with Corgan developed a living centered design solution that reflects the passion and history of the surrounding communities of Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena that are the center of worldwide entertainment industry," said Praful Kulkarni, our client leader for the team.
In early March, the team presented the three different concepts to the airport authority. The selected Icon concept is inspired by the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. It offers an elegant swooping roof canopy that gradually morphs into the facade of the airport’s parking structure. The design is intended to be reminiscent of a silver screen in a public plaza - a recognition of the film industry’s roots in Burbank.
Our team is proud to be collaborating with Corgan on this important project which represents a rare opportunity to express the unique qualities of Burbank and shape the user's experience of the place through design. The ability to design a completely new and comprehensive airport campus unencumbered by existing infrastructure is truly remarkable.Kevin Nyhoff Design Principal
“The Commission looked at what would be a ‘statement of arrival,''explained Emily Gabel-Luddy, Burbank Commissioner and President of BGPAA in a public statement. “The Icon’ affords that statement with its roofline and its deep shadow-giving cover over the plaza and arrival point, but also how it goes across the face of the parking structure.”
In making their final decision, the Commision weighed comments from a public survey, feedback from design charrettes held earlier in the design process, and guidelines of the development agreement the BGPAA has with the City of Burbank.
Our team is proud to be collaborating with Corgan on this important project which represents a rare opportunity to express the unique qualities of Burbank and shape the user's experience of the place through design. The ability to design a completely new and comprehensive facility and site to is remarkable.
To date, numerous media have covered the airport project including The Architect’s Newspaper, Airports International and Urbanize LA.