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Fentress Architects lands double award win

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the organization that defines, teaches, and promotes best practices in design-build, awarded Fentress Architects and Hensel Phelps Construction Co. an Honour Award for Alaska Airlines LAX Terminal 6 Renovation in the category of Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration. Additionally, DBIA gave the design team a Merit Award for the Military Department (MILDEP) Investigative Agencies Headquarters in the Civic Category.

Fentress Architects was selected from over 100 entries submitted from firms across the nation. ?It??s an honour to accept these awards from our peers. The team feels rewarded for their years of hard work on these highly complex projects,?? says Mike Winters, design principal with Fentress Architects.




The $238-million Alaska Airlines LAX Terminal 6 renovation was extremely challenging. The 50-year-old facility had, over many decades, undergone continuous, undocumented alterations prompting the need for the major renovation. It was Alaska Airline??s vision to incorporate a new and innovative concept into the terminal in order to expedite and enhance the passenger experience.


The philosophy was to develop a design that reduced passenger stress while providing a friendly and inviting atmosphere. The majority of the construction was performed over a 13-month period, working multiple shifts throughout the terminal, all while keeping the entire terminal operational.


The Design-Build team of Fentress Architects and Hensel Phelps Construction Co. successfully integrated all the major airport stakeholders, designers, and constructors into one cohesive team that delivered a world-class facility that revolutionises air travel and the passenger experience.




The Military Department (MILDEP) Investigative Headquarters is located on an 80-acre site on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. The new headquarters provides 718,850 square feet of Class A office space for five military investigative agencies, composed of 2,400 military and civilian employees. Designed and built with sustainability in mind, this project has achieved LEED® NC 2.0 ?? New Commercial Construction Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.


Fentress Architects is a global design firm that passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic architecture. Together with their clients, Fentress creates inspired design to improve the human environment. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm has designed US$27 billion of architectural projects worldwide, visited by over 350 million people each year. Fentress is a dynamic learning organisation, driven to grow its ability to design, innovate, and exceed client expectations.


The firm has been honoured with more than 400 distinctions for design excellence and innovation, and in 2010, Curtis Fentress was recognised by the American Institute of Architects with the most prestigious award for public architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Award. Fentress has studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California; Washington, D.C.; and London, U.K.









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