HNTB is serving as architect and engineer of record for a progressive design-build project team, providing an innovative solution for the $360M curbside expansion, central plant, and APM Station project at Tampa International Airport. HNTB developed the original master plan, designed the world’s first “Express Curbside” for passengers with carry-on only bags. This allows passengers who are not checking bags with airlines to access an express curb that by-passes the ticket lobby entirely and provides direct access to gates. The innovation reduces curbside congestion while providing a new enhanced level of customer service.
The project creates four curbside lanes stacked on two levels, at the dual Blue and Red sides of the main terminal for a total of 16 new curbside lanes with two vertical circulation buildings. The project also includes demolition of existing buildings, a sustainable Central Utility Plant, an APM station for Airside D, a pedestrian bridge, airport loading and receiving docks, elevated approach and exit roadway bridges, and an airport office building in the Long-Term Parking Garage.