LAX Bradley West & Core Expansion, LEED Silver
LAX Bradley West Los Angeles

Schwab Engineering worked as a sub-consultant to TTG and provided multiple disciplinary engineering services for this new 1,500,000sf Bradley West and Core Terminal Expansion project. The new gates on the west side of the Thomas Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) are now capable of serving the needs of the new larger, transoceanic aircraft increasingly sought by international carriers. Related to the new concourse development work was completed enabling projects that include relocating current taxiways, adding and extending other taxiways, aircraft bridges, terminal and overnight parking aprons, a utilities master plan and the relocation of an existing aircraft rescue and fire-fighting station and passenger bus terminal.

The dynamic new design for LAX is inspired by the Pacific Ocean on LAX’s west side, with roof tops flowing as rhythmic waves breaking on the shore. Flat-seam stainless steel stretches over the column-free structure, creating an architectural vocabulary that unifies the entire airport with a cohesive them.