Denver International Airport has selected
Parsons Transportation Group to serve as program manager for the
airport’s South Terminal Redevelopment Program.
DIA’s plans to develop the area directly
south of Jeppesen Terminal include a new Westin Hotel, the DIA
FasTracks station, an open-air plaza above the station, and
expansion of levels 5 and 6 of the terminal.
Terminal Redevelopment Program will also include the design for a
major FasTracks bridge over Peña Boulevard and one over the exit
roadway, among other projects.
Parsons Transportation Group was selected for the contract based
on its proposed personnel, expertise, and the inclusion of
Santiago Calatrava as the group’s signature architect.
is a world-renowned structural engineer and architect who has
designed visually stunning and instantly recognizable structures
such as the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Calif., the TGV Railway
Station in Liège, Belgium, the new Sondica Airport terminal in
Bilbao, Spain, and the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece.
“We are excited to have the Parsons Transportation Group
onboard to manage our South Terminal Redevelopment Program,”
Denver Manager of Aviation, Kim Day said on Wednesday. “The addition
of Santiago Calatrava as the lead designer is an incredible
benefit to the City of Denver and the State of Colorado. He is an
internationally recognized and award-winning architect and
structural engineer. I have no doubt that his work here in Denver
will enhance and respect the existing Jeppesen Terminal, while
making DIA one of the most attractive, competitive, and envied
airports in the world.”
Parsons will do the work from its
local Denver office. The team includes a number of local
architecture, engineering, and specialty planning firms, and will
provide a significant stimulus to the local economy.
between Parsons and DIA, which requires approval by the Denver
City Council, has a seven-year term, with up to two
two-year extensions, for a total maximum cost of $160 million.
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