Rivers & Christian designed a two phased project for American Eagle. The first phase, completed in 2011, upgraded and joined two UAL Commuter Terminals by infilling the space between the structures. One of the existing former UAL Commuter facilities had been designed by Rivers & Christian in the early 80’s.
The resulting facility contains curving ribbon ceiling panels and upgraded finishes, expanded restrooms, concessions, and holdrooms. Offices for Flight and Administrative functions were created to support six contact gates for regional jets. The Baggage sort facility was housed in a “sprung” structure, moved to the site from Tom Bradley International Terminal and the administration areas were housed in modular buildings.
The second phase of the project, completed in 2014 provided for ten contract gates, additional holdroom areas, Admiral Club and concession area. Also the removal of all temporary buildings from the site and relocating the baggage and administration areas into permanent structures. Both phases of the project received City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission design approval and complied with the Los Angeles World Airports evolving Design and Construction Handbook.