Indiana’s Dubois County Airport Authority has contracted architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) specialist Woolpert to design a new 6,000 sq ft terminal at Huntingburg Regional Airport.
Woolpert will provide design, structural engineering, surveying, planning, and construction administration services to address the needs of the rapidly growing general aviation airport, which is located between Evansville, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky.
The terminal design features electric vehicle charging stations and a custom geothermal HVAC system that will improve energy efficiency. The facility will include private offices, a conference room, a second-floor observation mezzanine overlooking the airfield, a simulator room, a break area, and a pilot lounge complete with quiet rooms for flight planning. The design is inspired by Dubois County’s German heritage and embraces natural materials including wood, stone, and raw metals, while leveraging natural light sources throughout the building.
We are always excited to help our clients incorporate more sustainable features into their renovated or new facilities
The design leverages natural light sources throughout the building
"This terminal represents a leap forward in our offerings of services to the flying public, aviation students, and the local aviation high school programme. Woolpert helped us find the proper balance of space to simultaneously have the capacity to host multiple events,” Dubois County Airport Authority president Jim Hunsicker said. “We are excited to be moving the project forward with our partners from the Federal Aviation Administration, Indiana Department of Transportation, and Woolpert."
The design is inspired by Dubois County’s German heritage
Woolpert project manager Nick Kowalkowski said that the design team is working closely with the airport to prioritise environmentally sound design and to incorporate locally sourced materials and furnishings.
“We are always excited to help our clients incorporate more sustainable features into their renovated or new facilities,” Kowalkowski said. “We’ve also designed the building to allow solar panels to be added in the future.”
The design embraces natural materials including wood, stone, and raw metals
Woolpert has worked with Huntingburg for many years, and in 2019 was contracted to provide engineering, design support, and construction management for a $12m runway extension.
Construction is expected to start in 2024