Mineta San Jose International Airport
San Jose, California
To initiate a $1.3 billion airport modernization program, Gensler composed a master plan encompassing a new Terminal B and Concourse, major upgrades of existing terminal space, new parking facilities, and an improved roadway system. Having conducted numerous studies with community groups to understand traveler dynamics, Gensler, in collaboration with Steinberg Architects, also created the master designs for the Terminal B and Concourse components, establishing a vision for the airport as iconic gateway to the city of San Jose and Silicon Valley. The 1,600-foot-long, LEED-NC v. 2.1 Silver-rated building exploits advanced design methods and building materials to project an appearance that embodies the region's innovative and environmentally-conscious spirit.