Oakland International Airport Demolition Projects
AE3 served as the on-call architect for Oakland International Airport projects, which included several large-scale demolition and improvement projects in active 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 had been vacant for over 20 years and much of its equipment was obsolete. The project also documented the nearly 11 acres of floor space within the building. To accomplish this, our team created the Revit models necessary to plan its deconstruction, determine the best methodology for doing so, and build the temporary 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 were replaced with a new revenue generating lounge and retail spaces. All work took 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 land-side FAA flight service station. Logistics, construction phasing, and airfield access were important considerations of this project.
Location: Oakland, CA
Role: Prime Architect