GRAND RAPIDS AIRPORT (GRR)
Gerald R. Ford National Airport
Grand Rapids, MI
Security Checkpoint Consolidation, Concourse Renovation & Expansion
Alliiance was retained to plan and develop two significant airport improvement projects for the Grand Rapids Airport, a significant concourse expansion and renovation and a checkpoint consolidation project.
The concourse project provided additional gate-hold space, new concession areas and new finishes. A new food court area is highlighted by skylights which provide welcome daylight to the center of the concourse. The concourse expansion is scheduled for completion in November 2014.
The consolidated checkpoint project relocates and combines the two existing concourse checkpoints to a new spacious light filled atrium. This atrium is a grand civic space that takes advantage of and celebrates airside vistas and the region.
A new full-service restaurant, prominently located marketplace retail venues, state of the art restrooms and spacious new concourse links, relaxed passenger seating areas and dynamic views throughout are project hallmarks.
The overall finishes palette was updated with use of water-inspired terrazzo patterns, curved wood ceilings, terra cotta and locally manufactured modern furniture.
This project was completed in association with Tower Pinkster Architects & Engineers.