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. 

The Terminal 4 Connector is a multi-use, multi-level facility creating a secure connection between the Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 4. This secure bridge allows passengers to transfer flights without having to re-enter security checkpoints, ultimately making it easier for passengers to make connecting flights from different terminals. The new space also includes a Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) and a five-lane Passenger Security Screening Check Point. A new facility, the South Terminals Passenger Bus Port, was built to reduce walking distance between terminals, facilitating easier transfers for passengers with checked luggage.

The overall construction project integrates sustainable building practices into LAX’s new architectural vision for the airport, adding an environmentally friendly element to the improvement of passenger circulations.