Award-winning global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler has been selected to design a new terminal for John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).

This project sees Gensler partner with Moody Nolan, a Columbus-based design firm that won the prestigious AIA Architecture Firm of the Year award in 2021.

“We were delighted to receive many strong proposals,” said Joseph R Nardone, CRAA (Columbus Regional Airport Authority) president and CEO. “Gensler with Moody Nolan not only brings the most experience and skill, but the highest level of participation with local and diverse business partners. Together with our talented CRAA team we are well-positioned to execute this initial phase of planning.”

The existing terminal, which opened more than six decades ago, is reaching the end of its useful life. As investments in aging infrastructure are being strategically evaluated, the airport authority has the opportunity to plan for a new terminal that will serve Central Ohio for years to come.

“CRAA and its Board have a future-focused vision for a terminal that offers an engaging passenger experience for the people of Ohio, for whom the airport is a regional gateway,” said Bill Hartman, principal at Gensler. “We, along with our partners at Moody Nolan, are honoured to support CRAA in shaping the future of CMH.”

Future phases of the project will be determined through design analysis and subject to CRAA Board approval.