Jackson Hole Airport Expansion & Renovation

Jackson Hole Airport Expansion & Renovation, Jackson Hole - Wyoming, Carney Logan Burke Architects
Construction year: 2010
Address: 1250 E Airport Rd, Jackson, WY 83001 | JACKSON-WYOMING | United States
Latitude/Longitude: 43.6031064, -110.7368794

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is an increasingly popular tourist destination in both winter and summer. It is the gateway to Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, as well as world-class skiing and a myriad of summer sports and activities. Jackson Hole is the only airport in the United States situated in a National Park. The Airport is a visitors’ first and last impression of Jackson Hole and is also an important symbol within a tight-knit local community.

Teton National Park has strict site boundary limitations and an 18’ height limit establishing a challenging framework for the design. The project was a terminal renovation and expansion from 59,426 square-feet to 115,578 square-feet. The scope of the project included expansion of the ticketing lobby and hold rooms in both size and volume, renovation of the baggage claim area, and creation of a new state-of-the-art baggage screening building.

The exquisite beauty of the landscape and the sheer scale of the Grand Teton Mountain range is overwhelming and humbling. Our design concept considers the building as a simple, understated foreground feature within this beautiful landscape. It is intended to merely reside in the landscape, an element within the canvas of the awe-inspiring surroundings.

Environmental responsibility is part of the cultural awareness of Jackson and as a result the airport made sustainability a high priority. Energy and water conservation, reuse of the existing structure, and no additional site impact were among the goals for the terminal’s expansion. The sustainable attributes of the design establish Jackson Hole as one of only a few LEED Silver Certified airports in the United States.

The design concept is fundamentally about integration. The Jackson Hole Airport distinguishes itself from the aesthetics of typical airports because of its regional design approach, materiality, and intimate scale. At the micro-level, the architecture, interior design, brand design and public art are all assimilated to form a cohesive design. The landscape design tells the story of the microclimates of the region from the flatlands to the surrounding mountains. As the gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Jackson Hole is a global destination for year-round tourism. The Jackson Hole Airport has become that new gateway to the area as well as a sense of pride to the local community.

Project Team:
Gensler: Design Architect, Architect of Record
Carney Logan Burke Architects: Associate Architect
Structural Engineer: Martin Martin
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer: Swanson Rink
General Contractor: Wadman Corporation
Landscape Design: Hershberger Design
Baggage Systems: BNP Associates, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Jacobs Carter Burgess

Contributed by Carney Logan Burke Architects

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