San Francisco, CA
Size: 100,000 square feet
Scope: Structural Engineering
Architect: HOK Group, Inc.
Contractor: Magnusson Klemencic (MKA)
A design-build project for the City and County of San Francisco, the Courtyard 3 Connector is a 100,000 square foot facility with a 5-story administrative office and 2-story passenger connector between Terminals 2 and 3 at San Francisco International Airport. The facilities include office space for airport executives, leasable tenant space and additional passenger amenities and lounges, including pre- and post-security connections between the terminals so passengers can access flights and amenities more quickly. Both the administrative offices and connector are steel structures built on concrete pile caps and auger cast concrete piles. Lateral resistance is provided via buckling restrained braced frames. FTF is responsible for the structural design of the foundations and miscellaneous metals with the remainder of the project designed by other team members.