Project Description

Location: Everett, Washington
Project Size: 35,000 sq. ft.
Architect: Fisher Construction Group with Fentress Architects
Facility Type: Commercial Air Terminal

Design|Build Approach Applied

Managing Complex Public|Private Terminal Project

When Propeller Airports moved West to build the first greenfield privately-owned commercial air passenger terminal in the US, they looked for a contractor who was as passionate about their vision as they were. After meeting with Fisher, Propeller’s leadership found a builder who shared their passion. They also realized Fisher’s design | build project approach was an excellent fit for their game-changing idea.

Upon winning the project, Fisher’s Design | Build Team worked alongside Propeller Airports’ selected designers and managed the project from concept to reality. Fisher took responsibility for coordinating the multiple stakeholders in the public/private partnership to assure success.

The passenger terminal site is located at the foot of the Paine Field air traffic control tower. A significantly active runway with over a hundred test flights daily. Thus requiring constant coordination with the FAA to ensure safety for ongoing operations. This included scheduling all crane work and implementing a foreign object debris (FOD) prevention program.

Designed to ‘bring civility back to air travel,’ the owners left no detail unconsidered in the 35,000 sf passenger terminal. The open waiting rooms with black granite floors and a custom steel and glass chandelier, create a comfortable, yet first-class atmosphere. A 20’ glass curtain wall on the west side of the terminal provides a view of planes landing and departing. Additionally, the Olympic Mountains as a backdrop.

By self-performing much of the field work, including the extensive civil and site utility infrastructure, Fisher was able to drive the project to successful completion. Along with the main terminal, Fisher constructed the security areas, baggage drop-off and claim, and helped install of the boarding bridges. Fisher crews self-performed the interior finish work and handled the tenant improvements. Which included a Beechers Cheeses Cafe, a Caffe Vita, and a bar.