Project : Greater Rochester International Airport Terminal Renovation

Monroe County -- Greater Rochester International Airport, Rochester, New York

Monroe County and the Greater Rochester International Airport, winners of the Governor's Upstate Airport Revitalization Program, initiated a large-scale $79 million terminal renovation program to improve and revitalize its airport terminal. Completed on time, the program, coupled with a stunning new entrance canopy, reconfigured the security checkpoint, expanded the terminal building, enhanced the concessions area, implemented communication technology for the hearing impaired, and upgraded infrastructure.

Bag left behind and new facial recognition technology—the first of its kind in Upstate New York—upgraded security cameras, and an expanded, centralized checkpoint enhance the safety and security of employees and passengers. Cutting-edge hearing loop and American Sign Language-to-Voice (ASL-to-Voice) technologies are incorporated throughout the terminal to assist deaf and hearing-impaired individuals with conducting transactions. Innovative color-coded concourse ribbons and communicative LED lighting in the gate holding area that is integrated with Flight Information Display System (FIDS) data and the public-address system intuitively guide passengers to gates and areas with informative messaging.

The program built a more efficient and state-of-the art facility, enhancing security and passenger satisfaction while broadening opportunities for business and benefiting the airport’s financial performance. Honored with nine different awards and recognitions, the renovated terminal brings a new “front door” experience to the community and visitors, increasing the Greater Rochester International Airport’s standing in the 21st Century’s competitive aviation market.

Awards Received:

  • 2019 National Public Works Project of the Year Award (Structures >$75 million)
  • 2020 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award (Transportation Category)
Services Provided by CHA:
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Construction Administration