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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Jackson Hole Airport Wins 2014 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

Jackson Hole Airport Wins 2014 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) named the Gensler-designed Jackson Hole Airport Terminal Expansion and Renovation a recipient of the 2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture. The Jackson Hole Airport, the only U.S. airport located inside a National Park, is the gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks. The project involved the renovation of an existing baggage-claim area, the expansion of the ticketing lobby and hold rooms, and the addition of a new baggage-screening building. The renovation and expansion nearly doubled the size of the airport to about 116,000 square feet. Describing the Jackson Hole Airport project, the jury notes: “Modestly elegant and elegantly modest. In the environment, it has an iconic presence. Unlike any other airport, the Jackson Hole Airport is warm and comfortable. These qualities, rather than security, drive the design. The project embraces the culture of the area in every way. The rusted steel, wood, and stone are great material choices that produced a regionally inspired solution.”