This 600,000 square-foot expansion at one of the nation’s busiest airports includes upgraded systems to improve efficiency and passenger comfort. Updated hold rooms feature touchless technologies and a variety of lounge and workspace seating and quiet zones while an outdoor terrace offers live entertainment with fire pits and views of the Rocky Mountains. 

HNTB designed several public-facing (and private-use) spaces, including all new amenities like restrooms, holdrooms, ceilings, finishes, lighting, outdoor deck space, pet relief area(s) and mother/nursing rooms. The mezzanine was designed to be future-proofed to accommodate any use that it may require in the coming years, whether as holdroom extensions or as a private airline club.

Location: Denver, CO

Client: Denver International Airport

Services: Lead designer, principal architect/engineer of record 

Awards: Gold Award for the Civic Category, Mid-America Chapter of the International Interior Design Association

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