Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Concourse Renovations

Grand Rapids, Michigan // 25,255 sq. ft.

Client Challenge

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) needed to expand Concourses A and B to meet the need of expanding airlines and gates, as well as food service, retail and concessions. Additions and renovations were needed to transform the smaller facility into a more modern, spacious and “West Michigan” place for air passengers.

TowerPinkster Solution

TowerPinkster teamed with Architectural Alliance to redesign Concourses A and B to meet the needs of GFIA. Concourse A features a new, second floor with food service and two additional gates. The main floor features an open concession and retail area. Concourse B received a 2-story addition with the lower-level containing operational and administrative areas for the airport. The second level also features two additional gates. The finished result will create a “sense of place” for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport through attention to design detail as well as the use of local businesses as part of the food, beverage and retail components.

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