The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has awarded a contract for preliminary engineering and development work to a team headed by Mott MacDonald and Grimshaw Architects. The team will implement the vision plan set out by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Airport Advisory Panel for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International (JFK).
The redevelopment, expected to cost up to $10 billion, will modernize the airport and calls for integration of the airport’s multiple terminals.
The planning work will also include redesigning the on-airport traffic pattern, centralizing parking lots, improving customer amenities, expanding taxiways and enhancing security technology.
According to Cuomo’s office, a major task for Mott MacDonald and Grimshaw Architects will be developing forecasts of JFK’s aviation demands – passenger numbers, cargo tonnage, type of jet fleets and general aviation needs – anticipated through to the middle of the century, while analyzing the requirements to meet expected peak demand needs. Key priorities include optimizing airfield capacity to reduce ground delays, improving rail access and capacity to and from the airport, and developing cargo facilities and operations.
Along with Mott Macdonald and Grimshaw Architects, the winning team also includes TranSolutions, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson, VJ Associates, ACB Architects, EnTech Engineering, Naik Consulting, Reichman Frankle and Holmes Keogh.