in 2002, the baldassano architectural group, now bld, was commissioned to design a 150,000 gsf addition to the southwest terminal at macarthur airport in islip, ny. the addition consists of a new terminal entrance, baggage claim, and ticketing area. the addition has a direct axial relationship with the existing terminal, allowing the function of the addition to flow seamlessly with that of the existing terminal.
the addition provided a new, state-of-the-art image to the airport through its dynamic, contemporary use of steel and glass facade systems. this design strategy creates a striking modern exterior, while simultaneously inducing a bright, lofty feeling within the interior spaces. currently, bld architecture is re-modeling the interiors of the southwest terminal for new mep/light & ceiling enhancement.