Myrtle Beach International Airport Terminal Capacity Enhancement Program (TCEP)

Aviation demand in the Grand Strand area called for improvements of capacity and level-of-service for the Myrtle Beach International Airport’s airfield, passenger terminal area, and ground access systems serving the airport. LS3P/Giuliani Associates Architects spearheaded the design and delivery of the capacity program. Airside and landside improvements include design of a new 240,00 SF new terminal and concourse that increases the number of gates from 7 to 13; a passenger boarding bridge; terminal apron pavement reconstruction; Taxiway ‘A’ expansion and reconstruction; a new rental car customer service facility with a connecting canopy for overhead coverage for pedestrians to the main terminal; covered exit plaza with employee breakroom and facilities; subsequent renovation of the existing terminal facade upon completion of the new terminal; and improvement to existing parking north of the loop road.  Future plans include the design of a 1200-space structured parking deck.

The project emphasized direct and free-flowing passenger circulation with minimum of obstacles and grade transitions at any level and wayfinding signage for passenger orientation; upgrades and replacement of outdated systems; conformance with life safety and building code requirements for wind and seismic design criteria, and full and secure separation of passengers from the general public and public facilities. The color theme of blue and green colored glass and metal panel systems reflects the South Carolina context of the beaches and golf along the Grand Strand.

SIZE: 240,000 SF

FEATURES INCLUDE: New Gates (6); Renovated Gates (7); Baggage Screening System (8 lanes); Security Screening System (6 lanes); Rental Car/Customer Services Area (11,000 SF)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH: Giuliani Associates Architects