The new Terminal 2 Parking Plaza, built by Swinerton, serves as one of the gateways to the airport. As the front door along Harbor Drive, for many travelers it is the first building they encounter as their airport experience begins. A collaborative design-build process took place with a team that included Watry Design, Gensler and Spurlock. The team was co-located at the airport with the Airport Authority and was guided under the leadership of Swinerton’s design-build parking structure experts.
The project site is over 9 acres in size, and the Parking Plaza is over 1,000,000 square feet in total parking structure area. It contains over 3,000 parking spaces. The Parking Plaza project included off-site improvements consisting of parking lot reconfigurations, utility relocations and connection into the existing airport facilities. The project has gone through extensive environmental review through the California Coastal Commission, and the design-build team successfully mitigated the environmental concerns through the design.