VIDEO: See the Terminal Modernization Program Come to Life

Expected to open in 2023, the new terminal will improve the airport experience for nearly 10 million annual passengers

By BlueSkyStaff

Published February 20, 2019

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The concept design for Pittsburgh International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Program was developed by luis vidal + architects, along with joint venture architectural and engineering firms Gensler and HDR.

Specifics of the concept design, including square footage and precise building features, will be refined over the next phase of the project – Schematic Design – which is expected to run through summer 2019.

Though subject to change, the concept design currently features:

  • Separate levels for departing and arriving passengers and a non-public level for building systems, such as baggage belts
  • Additional space for an expanded TSA checkpoint
  • Shorter walking distances for arriving and departing domestic and international passengers
  • Indoor and outdoor green plazas and gathering spaces
  • Additional space for concessions, artwork and other amenities
  • Planning for technological improvements and more automated systems
  • Emphasis on sustainability

For more on Pittsburgh International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Program, visit

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