LAX Terminal 4 Connector


Los Angeles World Airports


Size: 110,000 SF

Architect: Corgan

Delivery Method: Design-Build

LAX Terminal 4 Connector

Los Angeles

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the sixth busiest airport in the world and third in the United States, offering 680 daily flights to 96 domestic cities and 930 weekly nonstop flights to 59 cities in 30 countries. In 2013, LAX served nearly 66.7 million passengers. With such an incredible number of people passing through each day, the need for a streamlined system was evident. 

Part of a $14 billion modernization project, the multi-use, multi-level facility offers a secure connection between the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) and the airport's south-side terminals – Terminals 4,5,6,7, and 8. A secure bridge connecting TBIT and Terminal 4 allows passengers to transfer between flights without having to re-enter security checkpoints. It includes a sloping, 4 story atrium visible from the roadway and a plaza area with planters and seating for airport patrons to use. The space also includes a Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) and a five lane Passenger Security Screening Check Point (PSSCP) for arriving international travelers. A South Terminals Passenger Busport was built to reduce walking distance between terminals, easing the transfers of passengers with checked luggage.

The overall construction project will integrate sustainable building practices into LAX's new architectural vision for the airports, adding an environmentally friendly element to the improvement of passenger circulations. The Terminal 4 Connector is equipped with some of the most efficient lighting, cooling and heating systems available and is equipped to support the future installation of solar panels.