New Orleans Airport Board (NOAB) has selected a LEO A DALY/Atkins joint venture to provide design services for the gateway’s long-term development project.
The airport board has selected Crescent City Aviation Team – a joint venture between architecture firm LEO A DALY and the engineering and design consultancy Atkins – to provide design services for the long-term development of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
The development of the airport, which will meet the city’s passenger growth for the next few decades, could be carried out in multiple phases with the first phase involving site selection and conceptual design.
Crescent City Aviation Team will evaluate cost-effectiveness, strategic value and scalability for several long-range airport development alternatives identified in the master plan.
According to NOAB, the various alternatives will be evaluated for their potential to best accommodate not only the airport’s future but also the area that surrounds the airport and the city.
Jordan Taylor, principal at LEO A DALY, said: “We are excited to collaborate with the NOAB to create an airport that reflects the city’s vibrant cultural heritage, provides a modern, efficient and welcoming entrance to the entire region, and functions as a gateway for visitors from around the world.”
Last month, the FAA announced that it would give Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport $1.6 million to help update its plans for future expansion.
The gateway, which serves 80% of all passengers in the State of Louisiana, has a goal to become a “world-class airport” by New Orleans' 300th anniversary in 2018.
Justin Jones, senior engineer at Atkins, added: “The long-term development of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is a very exciting programme and reflects the ambitions of the NOAB to be a major transportation hub in the South.
“It also mirrors the continuing revitalization of New Orleans as it regains, and even surpasses, its status as one of the United States’ oldest, proudest, and most original cities.”