Oakland International Airport Demolition Projects
AE3 was selected as on-call architect for Oakland International Airport projects. This included several large-scale demolition / improvement projects in active AOA areas and terminal spaces.
A major component was to deconstruct the 300,000 SF World Airways 747 Fleet Maintenance Building. Although an engineering marvel, the building has been without a tenant for over 20 years and much of its equipment was obsolete, especially as 747s are being withdrawn from nearly all domestic service and some international routes. The project also documented the nearly 11 acres of floor space within the building, create the Revit model necessary to plan its deconstruction, determine the best methodology for doing so, and build the temporary AOA fencing, right of way, and access improvements needed for its demolition. The removal of this structure created a new non-movement area and pad for future development.
The project also included several moving walkways in Terminal 2 which have had long-term maintenance issues and replaced them with a new revenue generating lounge and retail spaces. All work taking place in active passenger areas and was planned to create zero impacts to passenger experience.
Finally, the project also removed several abandoned buildings throughout the extensive grounds of the airport, including three Cold War Era military bunkers, within the movement area of the general aviation north field, and a disused landside FAA flight service station. Logistics, construction phasing, and airfield access were important considerations of this project.