A Gateway to the Skies

PCL Construction’s aviation experience spans more than 100 projects and $5.1 billion in construction since 2005. In 2014, PCL completed the Design-Build San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Building and Airside Expansion project, the first LEED® Platinum commercial airport in the world. The airport won Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s Best of the Best Award in the Airport and Transit category, along with the National Award of Merit in the Aviation category from the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA).

The Tom Bradley International Terminal
Concessions Modifications includes space for 47

The MAC Cosmetics space is part of PCL’s work at

PCL constructed the new build-out of Starbucks in
Terminal 6.


Currently, PCL is making tremendous improvements throughout Los Angeles International Airport. Walk through LAX and you will find new and upgraded restaurants, food courts, retail spaces, and much more built by PCL’s team of experts. One improvement in particular is the award-winning Westfield Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) Concessions Modifications, which includes approximately 66,000 square feet of space for 47 concession tenants on the fourth and fifth floors of the TBIT. The project won multiple awards, including one for 2015 Best Retail Project given at the Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards, and ENR California’s Best Projects Award of Merit in the Interiors/Tenant Improvements category. “PCL can be very proud of what they, their subcontractors, and entire staff have accomplished to deliver Westfield’s design dream for the new Tom Bradley International Airport,” said Walt Lichtenberg, senior vice president at Westfield.

Since then, PCL has performed numerous projects at LAX, including the Wolfgang Puck Food Court, Starbucks, and MAC Cosmetics. All of the projects have been performed while the airport continues to be fully operational. “On every project, I have found PCL Construction to conduct themselves professionally, efficiently, with detailed-oriented reports and exemplary communication procedures,” said Ron Stoliar, construction manager at CMS Hospitality, Inc.


To continually meet the needs of travelers and airlines in the 21st century, facilities at LAX must be continually upgraded and maintained. As a result, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has embarked upon a multibillion-dollar modernization program at LAX designed to provide improved, state-of-the-art facilities for travelers. The Midfield Satellite Concourse Project is part of these improvements and will be performed in phases.

The Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) North, being built through a joint venture between PCL and Turner Construction, is the first phase of the modernization project and is intended to improve the terminal operations, concessions facilities, and overall passenger experience. The concourse will be designed to serve both domestic and international flights and provide LAWA with the flexibility to accommodate the demand for aircraft gates while modernizing other terminals at LAX. The project will ultimately provide modernized facilities for aircraft and so allow better management of day-to-day operations, help ensure more efficient airport functioning and a high level of services for passengers, and increase flexibility in scheduling terminal improvements without interrupting daily operations. The upgrades will help make traveling through the airport easier and more efficient.


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