Manning Architects expanded Concourse C of the Armstrong International Airport from ten gates (with two international gates and one dual domestic/international gate) to sixteen gates (nine of which have dual domestic/international capabilities). The Concourse C façade is constructed of exterior metal panels and aluminum storefront windows anchored to a base of brick veneer. The design features clerestory windows as a source of natural light, and a three-story central “oasis,” a sky-lit atrium which contains concession areas and airline VIP lounges, providing a respite for arriving and departing passengers. A team of five artists collaborated with the project architect to incorporate stained glass, decorative ceramic tile, modulated acoustic tile, computer synthesized jazz, and art objects into the building fabric of Concourse C.
The Airport sustained both wind and water damage as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Manning Architects was a part of a team asked to record and evaluate damages to the exterior of the facility. Following the evaluation, MA was chosen to lead a team of consultants in the renovation of the exterior. The work included the replacement of the metal and modified bitumen roof systems and the repair or replacement of various exterior items throughout the facility.