BGPAA Commission Selects Design Concept for
Replacement Terminal

April 17, 2023 – The development of the replacement passenger terminal has marked another major milestone, with Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) Commissioners voting to move forward with the design concept known as “The Icon.” Renderings of the design are available here.

“The Commission’s decision to adopt ‘The Icon’ concept for the replacement terminal program takes us a step closer to bringing a new terminal to the airport,” says Frank Miller, Executive Director of Hollywood Burbank Airport.

“The Commission looked at what would be a ‘statement of arrival’,” explains Emily Gabel-Luddy, Burbank Commissioner and President of the BGPAA. “‘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.”

The Icon” is one of three concepts presented to the Commission for consideration. In making their final decision, Commissioners weighed comments from a public survey, feedback from design charrettes held earlier in the development process, and guidelines of the development agreement the BGPAA has with the City of Burbank.

The design concepts were generated by Corgan, the company providing architectural services for the project, in association with CannonDesign. The firms are part of the project’s design-build team: Holder, Pankow, TEC, Joint Venture (HPTJV). Jacobs Project Management is providing project management services.

Voters in the City of Burbank approved the replacement terminal in 2016. It will be located in the northeast quadrant of Hollywood Burbank Airport. The 355,000 square foot facility will have 14 gates and will resolve long-standing safety and accessibility issues with the current terminal.

Design-Build Agreement Awarded to Holder, Pankow, TEC Joint Venture (HPTJV) (December 19, 2022)

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) Commission has awarded a Design-Build Agreement to the Holder, Pankow, TEC, Joint Venture (HPTJV) for the Replacement Passenger Terminal (RPT) project, also known as “ElevateBUR.”  Additionally, the Commission authorized funding for Phase 1 of the project in the amount of $55,000,000 and approved issuance of a Notice to Proceed.

The HPTJV team also includes: Corgan  (architect), CannonDesign (design subconsultant), and Burns & McDonnell (engineering subconsultant). Holder and Corgan are leading aviation builders and designers in the country with large, complex projects at more than 200 airports across the world. They have completed more than 120 projects together, totaling more than $9.0 billion dollars.

The BGPAA initiated the design-builder procurement process last May with the issuance of a Request for Qualifications.  Three teams were short-listed to receive a Request for Proposals and HPTJV was the top ranked “Best Value to Authority” proposer.  A detailed description of the submission, evaluation and selection process can be found here.

1930. Herbert Hoover was President.
And Hollywood Burbank Airport was built.

90 years later, Burbank voters say it’s time for a replacement terminal.

Introducing you to Elevate BUR… get ready for an upgrade.

With the passage of Measure B by Burbank voters on November 8, 2016, Hollywood Burbank Airport is working with the community and neighboring cities to build a safer, 14-gate replacement passenger terminal that is farther from the runways and meets current earthquake design standards. Called Elevate BUR, this replacement terminal will provide the same convenience and easy access that air travelers now enjoy while providing greater user amenities that will elevate the airport experience without airport expansion. It is an investment in Burbank at no cost to local taxpayers.


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