Client Los Angeles World Airports (LAX)

Tom Bradley International Terminal Improvements

Los Angeles, California

Safe, fast, and a more comfortable travel experience is the end result of a $737 Million program at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX. LEO A DALY led the program to modernize the terminal building with new interior finishes, lighting, paging, HVAC, IT, and directional systems. The design enhanced the quality and level of service provided to international passengers without adding ticket counters or passenger loading bridges. The project added 300,000-SF within the existing terminal footprint, renovated 200,000-SF of existing space, and modified two gates to accommodate new aircraft, such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787.

Airline club lounges, departure, and in-transit hold rooms were expanded, along with remote gate busing operations. Included within the project is a total replacement of the outbound and inbound baggage handling system that replaces the existing conveyor and sorting system with 13 in-line EDS machines and systems for 100% checked baggage screening. The new facilities replace the current manual screening of checked baggage at the ticket lobby area, opening the area for departing international passengers.

At a glance

500,000 SF

300,000 SF Addition

200,000 SF Renovation

45,000 SF Addition In-line and Checked-Baggage Security Screening Facility

Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE) Ticket Counters and Gate Podiums

LEED Silver Certified


Constructor Award
Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job- Builder Classification
Associated General Contractors of California (AGC)

Merit Award - Transportation, Southern California
California Construction Magazine

Sustainability Award - to Los Angeles World Airports
LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce

First LAX Project to Incorporate LEED Standards

Complex, Phased Construction - Maintained Normal Operations During Construction.

Gates Modified to Accommodate Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787


Project Management


Architectural and Structural Design

Construction Phase Services

LEED Design Implementation

"This renovation project improves the travelers' experience as they pass through LAX, while enhancing passenger safety by reducing congestion in the airline check-in lobbies and on the curbside. The upgrades also improve customer service so travelers' experiences in our great city will be positive ones that will make them want to return."


LAX ranks #6 in the world based on passenger volume.


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LAX is the third busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements.