The design-build project is being executed by LaGuardia Gateway Partners as a public-private partnership on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. WSP leads a design joint venture with HOK that is serving as the engineer and architect of record, respectively, through completion of construction, and working in collaboration with Skanska–Walsh, the construction joint venture.
WSP has been performing multiple design and engineering roles on the project across several markets since design work began in 2015, and construction began July 2016. The project’s overall efforts are led by WSP’s Ulrich Lemcke, the design joint venture Project Director.
WSP-led services include the design of the West Parking Garage, CHRP and roadway and bridge infrastructure improvements where design services include civil/highway engineering, landscaping, drainage, utilities, roadway bridges, retaining walls, environmental, geotechnical foundations, pavement, commissioning assistance, building mechanical/electrical services and airside infrastructure (apron, fuel pits, lighting, passenger boarding bridges, and the aircraft maneuvering plan).
The WSP buildings team, with Ciarán Smyth as project manager, is responsible for the design of the mechanical heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical services within both concourses, two pedestrian bridges and the headhouse. Additionally, he is the technical lead for the mechanical HVAC design.
The firm’s energy team, led by project managers Rebecca Ashton and Mitchell Jordan, is providing detailed design, construction administration, and commissioning support for the delivery of the 65,000-square-foot CHRP and final cooling tower.
“The CHRP facility is critical to both occupant comfort and life safety of the entire new LGA Central Terminal Redevelopment,” Jordan said. “It provides heating, cooling and fire protection to the new facility while also supporting phased demolition of the existing facility over two years.”
WSP’s water and environment group is providing drainage and storm water management design and construction services on the airside portion of the design-build project.
“This work is being done to ensure compliance with both Port Authority and Federal Aviation Administration design standards,” said Darren Delenick, WSP’s airside drainage and storm water lead. “The design included a series of trench drains and manholes that discharge to a series of manufactured treatment devices before discharging to the existing storm sewer system.”