SHoP Architects

SHoP Architects

New York


LaGuardia Airport Master Plan

SHoP was honored to be selected as a finalist in the Master Plan Design Competition for New York's LaGuardia Airport. Launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joseph Biden in the fall of 2014, the goal was to reimagine the entirety of LGA as a fully-integrated, world-class facility. Emphasis was placed on creating a unified terminal environment, improved landside and airside operations, optimized transit access, and the finest experience for travelers throughout. SHoP’s solution was to take a holistic approach to planning the future of New York’s essential business and tourist gateway. We incorporated into our design not only spaces that evoke a dramatic and appropriate sense of place, but a broad range of innovative operational improvements as well. Comprehensive phasing, gate-use, and fabrication/assembly studies were also prepared, focusing the architecture at every point on achieving the best results on the ground in the shortest time possible to give New York the airport it deserves.

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Design Architect