Oasis. That is what the owners of Delta Airlines wanted to create to
welcome passengers into one of the busiest airports in the world, one that sees
more than 50 million travelers a year. A unique cooperative of architects,
construction managers, engineers, and contractor was assembled to meet an
almost impossible schedule with an extremely tight program budget. What
was ultimately created stands as one of the most striking pieces of airport
architecture in the modern world - an efficiently functioning manifestation of
human endeavor, effective planning, unyielding determination, and just plain
$75 million Delta Airlines Terminal 5 renovation at Los Angeles International
Airport was a 270,000 square foot expansion and remodeling project set within a
timeframe of 18 months. The challenge was to remodel an airline terminal
in one of the most active airports in the United States, cause no significant
disruption of airline operations or loss of revenue, meet a fast-track schedule
within the $75 million budget, and concurrently redesign major elements of the
project. All this, while tripling the square footage of new construction.
Dedicated to Craftsmanship,
Service, and Integrity.
Los Angeles International Airport - Delta Terminal 5
is particularly proud of our Los Angeles Oasis Terminal in that it is but
another indication of Delta's firm and long-standing commitment to passenger
comfort and convenience. Our company's philosophy regarding quality service has
earned us the distinction of leading the nine largest US carriers in passenger
satisfaction for the past 16 consecutive years, according to the Department of
Transportation. Delta's new terminal in the Los Angeles International Airport
is a tribute to the tremendous cooperative arrangement between airport
officials, contractors, architects, and engineers that made it all possible -
on time and under budget."
- Ronald W. Allen, Chairman and CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
While working for the largest Architectural and Engineering firm in Los Angeles, Joseph Duda functioned as the Project Manager for all design phase and partial construction phase services for this effort. In order to aid the contractor in the most efficient method of construction sequencing, Joseph created the schedule and assisted in the formulation of a set of plans and elevations that detailed the building phases.
The terminal remained open,
fully functioning, and actually maintained more gates throughout construction
than previously under normal operation. The successfully completed project
won Project Management Institute's Project of the Year Award in
1989, an annual award that recognizes and honors a project exemplifying the
application of solid and effective project and program management techniques.