A progressive approach to expanding one of the busiest airports in the world

Los Angeles International Airport, Midfield Satellite Concourse, Los Angeles, CA

After more than six years of design and construction, the Los Angeles International Airport’s Midfield Satellite Concourse is open.

The new domestic and international concourse is located in the central area of the airfield and west of Tom Bradley International Terminal. It permits greater flexibility in scheduling improvements at other facilities, reduces reliance on remote gates, and ensures a high level of service for LAX passengers during ongoing modernization upgrades.

This multi-billion-dollar concourse was delivered by an impressively integrated team, which included architecture led by Corgan, Gensler and CannonDesign, and construction led by Turner and PCL. Our integrated approach co-located architects, engineers, builders and technical staff alongside the Los Angeles World Airport teams to form a cohesive design-build entity from the start of the project to its finish.

The 750,000 SF, 15-gate concourse encompasses over seven acres and includes the construction of multiple buildings and two tunnels under active taxiways. CannonDesign’s primary role on the team was providing architecture and construction services for the new “Gateway” addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal and the nearly 1,000-foot underground Passenger Tunnel that connects the terminal to the new Midfield Satellite Concourse. The tunnel features three sets of moving walkways located below the aircraft taxiway.

The project is part of the massive modernization program LAX is currently undertaking. In addition to working on the Midfield Satellite Concourse, our CannonDesign team is also providing design and construction services for the multi-million dollar Terminal Cores and Automated People Mover project. The project includes modernization and expansion of Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 6 in preparation for the connection of the new elevated electric train system, which is currently under construction.