Myrtle Beach International Airport Terminal Capacity Enhancement Program

Myrtle Beach, SC

Aviation demand in the Grand Strand area called for improvements in both capacity and level-of-service for the Myrtle Beach International Airport’s airfield, passenger terminal area, and ground access systems serving the airport. LS3P with Giuliani Associates Architects spearheaded the design and delivery of the terminal capacity enhancement program.

Design priorities included direct and free-flowing passenger circulation; a new, dynamic wayfinding signage system for passenger orientation; the replacement of outdated systems; conformance with life safety and building code requirements for wind and seismic design criteria; and secure separation of passengers from the general public.

The blue and green colored glass and metal panel systems of the façades reflect the South Carolina context of the beaches and golf along the Grand Strand, while the iconic roofline pays homage to the nearby ocean.

Airside and landside improvements included a new 240,000 SF terminal and 6 gate concourse, increasing the number of gates from 7 to 13. Other upgrades included renovations to the existing terminal façade, installation of new passenger boarding bridges, reconstruction of the terminal apron pavement and modernization of 2 existing gates and holdroom areas, Taxiway ‘A’ expansion and reconstruction, a new rental car customer service facility with a connecting canopy, and a covered exit plaza with employee break room and facilities. Future plans include the design of a 1200-space structured parking garage.


ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT: Giuliani Associates, Timbes Architectural Group