Category: Transportation

Michael Baker announces completion of seagrass restoration demonstration project

Michael Baker International October 23, announced the completion of a seagrass restoration demonstration project as part of a larger safety improvement program at Merritt Island Airport in Brevard County, Florida. The firm, in partnership with Sea and Shoreline, LLC; the Brevard Zoo; and Titusville Cocoa Airport Authority, harvested seagrass from the end of the airport’s Runway 29, grew it in a nursery and replanted it at a one-acre seagrass island, known as the Rodney Thompson Seagrass Island, that was created as mitigation for unavoidable environmental impacts associated with the Merritt Island Airport Runway 11-29 Safety Area Improvements project.

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Chicago O’Hare Airport’s Terminal 5 expansion features Starphire Ultra-Clear glass by Vitro Architectural Glass

Designed by Epstein Global and commissioned by the Westfield Group, a two-story interior curtainwall serves as a partition separating secured and non-secured areas of the airport terminal. Starphire glass panels fabricated by Goldray Industries, line up against one another and create a continuous image that shows the gradual changes in color and texture that can be seen when heading inland from Lake Michigan to Chicago and on to Illinois’ rural cornfields.

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Better Together: A Global Gateway to Acoustical Design

Stepping off a plane and into the new Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a transformative experience. Natural materials, including wood, metal and stone channel the essence of the surrounding region, while expansive windows show off views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Designers from around Canada worked for several years to cultivate a design that blended aesthetic beauty with functionality and sustainability.

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Logan airport garage’s dynamic façade features 48,000 metal panels finished by Linetec

Boston Logan International Airport’s new, 10-story West Garage Extension features an attractive, kinetic exterior to distinctively screen the facility. Designed by Arrowstreet Inc. and manufactured by EXTECH, the dynamic façade system consists of more than 48,000 aluminum flapper panels that move in response to wind currents. Each flapper panel was finished by Linetec in Class I clear anodize.

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Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is the world’s busiest, hosting more than 90 million travelers per year, including 10 million going to and from international destinations. So when it came to designing the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, planners not only wanted the new building to give passengers a pleasant respite from the stresses of modern air travel, but also to function as a wayfinding system that helped people from all over the world navigate its 1.2 million square feet of space.

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Pond | Michael Baker International JV Team’s innovative ‘JAXIS’ design selected for new Jacksonville regional transportation center

Pond | Michael Baker’s innovative and progressive JAXIS design presents a shared vision for a modern transit facility that sets the stage for future development in the area. In addition to uniting disjointed transportation entities, the design accommodates and encourages active modes of transportation. Widened sidewalks and new walking and bike paths linked to the existing roadway system will provide convenient access to the JAXIS building, surrounding neighborhoods and the historic convention center.

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Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Photo by Doug Scott, courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Photo by Doug Scott, courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems


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