San Francisco International Airport | New Boarding Area B
San Francisco, CA
Photos: HKS/Woods Bagot, R+C

Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering

24 gates

LEED Gold (target)

Key Info
30,000 square-foot Big Room for design and construction collaboration

Originally opened in 1963 as the South Terminal, Terminal 1 is the oldest passenger terminal in use at SFO. The $2.4 billion renewal project designs and builds a new Terminal 1 Center and Boarding Area B to provide up-to-date services for SFO users.

R+C is providing structural and geotechnical engineering for the Boarding Area B (B/A B) renewal. The new B/A B will improve passenger circulation, gate access and loading capability. It will feature 24 gates, 6 of which will serve international passengers with direct access to the airport’s U.S. Customs & Border Protections Federal Inspection Area. The design-build team is designing the new B/A B to meet or exceed the high design standards of SFO's other newly renovated award-winning facilities and to support SFO’s program to enhance the customer experience and unite the airport campus in look, feel and function.