San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 was named People’s Choice Award winner for projects over $10m at a recent ceremony.

Part of the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF)’s annual Design Awards, the People’s Choice category was created to offer the public a chance to recognise excellence in architectural work in and by the Bay Area design community.

“Harvey Milk Terminal 1 set a new benchmark for the airport experience at SFO,” said airport director Ivar C Satero. “This facility embodies the very best values of our region and celebrates the legacy of pioneering civil rights leader Harvey Milk. We are truly honoured to receive the People’s Choice Award from the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco. My thanks go out to the entire project team for this achievement.”

The $2.4bn Harvey Milk Terminal 1 project consists of four phases. The first phase opened in July 2019 with nine departure gates, followed in April 2020 by nine additional gates, an exterior façade with Harvey Milk signage and a new ticket counter area. The third phase opened in May 2021 with the final seven departure gates, a new post-security connector to the International Terminal, a new museum gallery and a new display of exhibit content honouring the life and legacy of Harvey Milk.

The fourth and final phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, which will create a new North check-in lobby, was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but has now resumed. Originally scheduled for completion in spring 2023, this final phase is now expected to be completed in spring 2024.

Design, construction and project management for Harvey Milk Terminal 1 includes:

·         Boarding Area B Design-builder:  Austin Commercial & Webcor Builders Joint Venture HKS / Woods Bagot ED2 International / KYA

·         Boarding Area B Construction Manager:  WSP / Parsons Brinkerhoff / AGS

·         Terminal 1 Center Design-builder:  Hensel Phelps / Gensler / Kuth Ranieri

·         Terminal 1 Center Construction Manager:  AECOM & Cooper Pugeda Management Joint Venture