Originally constructed in 1959, the Garden City Regional Airport (GCK) has long been considered the “Gateway to Kansas.” Over the decades, the airport’s existing terminal facilities have received numerous additions and upgrades to adapt to the ever-changing requirements of the airline industry. But now, HNTB is supporting GCK in the delivery of a new terminal that will give the airport and its passengers a functional and adaptable facility that will support the estimated future growth of the region.

Playing various key roles on the phased construction project, HNTB is providing planning services, structural design, architectural design, construction services, interior design and landscape architecture.

Geared toward improving the passenger experience and accommodating future growth, the expansion project will double the capacity of the airport. An additional gate and jetway will allow larger airplanes to utilize the airport and bring in multiple destination flights and airlines. The new terminal’s design will also correct previously undersized passenger hold rooms, increase throughput of passenger/baggage screening, add a dedicated baggage claim area, and alleviate congested ticketing and rental car queuing areas.

With Phase 1 of the project complete, the new terminal already boasts improved ticketing, security and a second floor that features a full-service kitchen and restaurant, new bathrooms and multipurpose lounge areas. 

As an investment in the region and airport’s future, this fundamental project invites potential, unique features and improvements to be added in the future, ensuring that these facilities will continue to transform the passenger experience for years to come.

Location: Garden City, KS

Client: Garden City Regional Airport

Services: Planning, structural design, architectural design, construction services, interior design, landscape architecture