April 13, 2022
From nearly the dawn of commercial air transportation, the needs of the aviation industry have been fully complemented by the architects and engineers of Epstein.
Since the 1930s, Epstein's talented architects, engineers and interior designers have been involved in the design and improvement of air transportation facilities throughout the world.
Our experience includes not only the design of air concourses and terminals, but also the master planning, taxiway and runway construction, and reconstruction of airports. Epstein has also provided design and engineering services for cargo facilities, warehouses and hangars. Our interior design portfolio includes concession programs, VIP lounges, employee offices, cafeterias and restaurants, reservation facilities and sales offices.
With hundreds of air transportation projects successfully completed, Epstein is regarded globally for our contributions to the industry. This extensive experience allows us to continue to play an integral role in the development of major airports far into the future.
Examples of some of our aviation sector project can be seen in these spreads, which were taken from our recently published book, The Epstein Story: Our First 100 Years, which covers our history, key personnel, core values, as well as our project experience in various industrial, commercial and civic markets.
American Airways Hanger and Headquarters
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Built in an amazing 60 days and for $150,000 (the equivalent of $3 million in 2021) during the depths of the Great Depression, this building was considered one of the finest hangars in the country.
United Air Lines National Air Transport
Division Office and Hangar
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
This facility featured one and two-story administrative buildings attached to a 148x 121-foot hangar that included two massive 120-foot doors.
O’Hare International Airport Runway 9L-27R
New 7,500-foot-long, 150-foot-wide, Group V-capable Cat II/III runway, which was the first new runway
constructed at O’Hare in 37 years.
O’Hare International Airport Emergency and Standby Power Systems
This award-winning two-building facility supports internal loads to the H&R Power Plant and also provides reserve power for all terminals, concourses and the Hilton Hotel.
O’Hare International Airport United Airlines Terminal 1
This 1.2 million-square-foot terminal features a hypnotic and popular underground pedestrian tunnel that includes moving sidewalks, an overhead light sculpture and soothing music.
O’Hare International Airport Terminal 5 Redevelopment
The design goals for this project, which serves as O’Hare’s “Gateway to the World,” was to develop
an award-winning, world-class design capturing the vibrancy and unique character of Chicago.
A representative collage of our aviation projects from around the world.