Delta Air Lines Terminal Improvements

Project Summary

Burns & McDonnell is providing design and construction support services for a new consolidated Delta Air Lines terminal at LaGuardia Airport, replacing the existing C and D terminals. The 37-gate, headhouse and four-concourse facility will include visitor check-in, baggage claim, security, conferencing and administrative support spaces.

As the Prime A-E and Engineer of Record, our team worked with Delta’s internal stakeholders along with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), concession vendors, and Transportation Security Administration representatives to determine programming needs, adjacencies and critical functions.

The project also includes access roads, security measures and infrastructure upgrades to support the 1.1 million-square-foot facility. In addition to following PANYNJ and New York City building codes, the project will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. Part of that initiative is an ice storage system to offset high daytime electrical costs.

The existing site was significantly constrained, requiring expansion of existing power, water, sanitary and communications systems. A new substation was installed, and our team worked directly with all stakeholders to coordinate design and construction phasing and scheduling to maintain necessary operations and avoid delays.


  • Design
  • Construction administration support and documentation
  • Site development


  • Additional seating capacity
  • Access roadway
  • Baggage claim
  • Centralized check-in
  • Delta Sky Club
  • Design for LEED Silver certification
  • Dual taxi lanes
  • Expanded concession space
  • Gate improvements
  • Parking garage
  • Security checkpoint
  • Wider concourses

Delta Air Lines


Flushing, New York

Related Services

Aviation, Passenger Terminals