Project Profiles

Kansas City International Airport New Terminal

The $1.5 billion terminal expansion project is dubbed ‘Build KCI.’ When completed, a single modern terminal will replace the outdated three-terminal complex built in 1972. To ensure the new one-million-square-foot facility will withstand the test of time, it will have 39 gates – with the flexibility to expand to 50 in the future – and a 6,000-space garage. On schedule to open in early 2023, it will be one of the country’s most technologically advanced airport terminals and set new standards for accessibility and inclusivity.
Category

Most Recent

Exterior

General Commercial

Interior

LEED

Region

Southwest

General Contractor

Clark | Weitz | Clarkson 2021, A Joint Venture

Kansas City, MO

Architect

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP

Drywall Contractor

E&K

Kansas City, MO

Supplier

Foundation Building Materials (FBM)

Kansas City, MO

This $1.5 billion project will replace an outdated three-terminal complex to dramatically improve the passenger experience. Designed with ample space to accommodate future growth, the new 1-million square-foot single terminal building will open with 39 gates, 6,000-space parking and a variety of dining and shopping venues. Special features include:

  • Cutting-edge technology solutions: Next-generation automated systems for fire, safety and security.
  • Spaces designed for increased inclusivity and accessibility: All ticket counters will be ADA-compliant for those using wheelchairs. There will be quiet and secure places for people with autism, dementia or sensory processing disorders. Other highlights include a Meditation Room, Airplane Simulation Room and Family Play Zone.

The National Gypsum team is pleased to be part of this impressive project. As NGC Sales Representative Matt Shelton says, “It really fills you with a sense of pride to see such a large-scale project covered in Gold Bond®, PermaBASE®, ProForm® and PURPLE® products. Our manufacturing teammates deserve so much credit here – all the products were manufactured during the pandemic and, so far, this project is on schedule for completion in 2023.”