Client Miami Dade County

Miami International Airport (MIA) – North Terminal

Miami, Florida

As part of a $5.4 billion Capital Improvement Program, LEO A DALY served as prime architect for major renovations to Miami International Airport’s North Terminal. Adapting to a series of project changes while still satisfying client, tenant, and passenger needs, without interruptions of service, this project is a study in flexibility and successful change management.

The terminal’s north façade was removed and the existing adjacent space was remodeled to add 500,000-SF, accommodating a new baggage system, support offices, five wide body passenger hold rooms, circulation areas, and an automated people mover and platforms.

The project’s scope was later divided into pre-demolition, tenant, and utility relocation packages, but due to successful completion of larger projects for the client and Dade-County Aviation Department, LEO A DALY handled the lion's share of additional projects, providing the client a single source of responsibility. The team quickly adapted and restructured to deliver solutions that were on time and within budget. Recognizing the inevitable ever-changing conditions of complex major aviation projects, LEO A DALY’s experienced aviation specialists diligently stayed informed of system and facility changes as Miami International Airport remained operational.

At a glance

505,000 SF

Concourse A-B Shell Infill

Gate Delivery Baggage System

Support Offices

Hold Rooms

Circulation Areas

Automated People Mover


Honor Award
National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association

Global Best Project Airports/Ports
Engineering News Record

Global Best Project Award of Merit – Rail
MIA Mover (Automated People Mover)


Architectural Design

Engineering Design

Construction Documents

Construction Contract Administration

"The team of professionals assigned by LEO A DALY to this project has been diligent and proactive in providing professional services to Miami Dade County Aviation Department.  Their dedication, exemplary performance and attention to detail have been commendable, which has indeed brought tremendous value to the County and project stakeholders. I would not hesitate to recommend LEO A DALY for any other project opportunity."


flights depart daily from Miami International.


Miami International has the only rooftop automated people mover in the world.


passengers per hour transported on automated people mover.