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VIEW OF EXISTING JEPPESEN TERMINAL, LOOKING SOUTH Photo provided courtesy of Denver International Airport

South Terminal Redevelopment Program (STRP):

 Expands Denver International Airport (DIA) – additional 800,000 sf keeps up with increasing passenger numbers and provides infrastructure for future growth.

South Terminal Redevelopment Program (STRP):

 Reinvents the way DIA connects to the city – a new transit station serves the RTD FasTracks 23-mile commuter rail connection to and from downtown.

South Terminal Redevelopment Program (STRP):

 Makes DIA a travel destination – a 500-key hotel, a conference center, and a large public plaza will improve passenger travel experience.

VIEW OF EXISTING JEPPESEN TERMINAL, LOOKING NORTHEAST: The south end of the existing terminal is the future location of STRP’s new structure. Photo provided courtesy of Denver International Airport

STRP is comprised of three independent, yet physically integrated projects which include:  500-room Hotel and Conference Center  New Transit Center for RTD East Rail Line station, and improvements to existing concourse baggage and train systems  Large Public Plaza

VIEW OF PROPOSED SOUTH TERMINAL REDEVELOPMENT, LOOKING NORTHEAST: A500-room hotel spreads its wings over RTD’s new FasTracks train station. Rendering provided courtesy of Gensler

PUBLIC PLAZA: A protected, open-air plaza connects the new structure (right) to the existing Jeppesen Terminal (left). Light wells allow natural light and air movement into the new Transit Center below. Rendering provided courtesy of Gensler

Hughes Associates, Inc. (HAI) is providing:  Code Analysis Report and code consulting  Fire suppression and fire alarm systems design & specs  Emergency Communications System (ECS) interface  Egress design criteria and people-movement studies  Emergency Response Plan

 Fire & smoke modeling  Smoke management system design criteria  Construction administration  Commissioning of fire/life safety systems and ECS

Modeling of Bus Fire in T-1 Roadway to determine tenability in Train Hall: Visibility at 1 minute ~16 m

 Public and private stakeholders  Unique local amendments to IBC and IFC  New construction tie-in to existing airport infrastructure  Combination of building types and uses (e.g., high-rise residential, high-occupancy assembly, and hazards such as rail cars, baggage and vehicular traffic)

 Roadway and Tunnel considerations  Canopies with exposed structural steel members  Security and emergency response considerations

IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Preparing for the much-awaited Groundbreaking Ceremony at the south end of existing Jeppesen Terminal. Photo provided courtesy of

TIE-IN TO EXISTING AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: A large foundation hole is dug for the temporary structures that will support the Jeppesen Terminal’s existing tensile roof during construction of STRP.

TRAIN STATION PLATFORM: Both the train station platform and the public plaza are covered by large glass canopies supported by exposed structural steel members. Rendering provided courtesy of Gensler

PUBLIC PLAZA: Besides people, the plaza and train platform will have variable fuel hazards such as baggage or public art installations. Rendering provided courtesy of Gensler


Denver International Airport (DIA)


Denver, CO

Project Type:

Airport Facility, Mass Transit, Hospitality


2015/2016 (anticipated)


$500 million

DIA Contact:

Reginald R. Norman Assistant Deputy Director of Aviation Manager of Design Planning and Development Division 303-342-2200

The STRP Design and Management Team is comprised of numerous consultants, including Hughes Associates, Inc. The primary consultants on the project are : Parsons Transportation Group

Program Manager



MHS (Mortenson, Hunt, Saunders), a Tri-Venture

CMGC responsible for constructing the Hotel and Public Transit Center


CMGC for the enabling elements, including excavation and utility relocation

Hughes Associates works closely with members of the Design & Management Team to coordinate fire protection, life safety and emergency communication systems (ECS) with the multiple disciplines involved on the project. Our key staff on STRP are: Dave Boswell, SET

Principal in Charge

Scott Craig, PE

Project Manager & Engineer of Record

Julie Buffam, EIT

Fire & Life Safety Engineer & Consultant

Kelly Meissner, AIA

Code Consultant & BIM support

Larry Rietz, SET

Fire Alarm Design Expert

David Tomecek, PE

Quality Assurance/Quality Control


“…the exclamation point at the end of a decades-long journey to connect the city and region of Denver.” - Jennifer Johnson, Gensler

For More Information Contact Us: Heather Stickler, PMP, LEED AP Director of Marketing 410-737-8677 x463 [email protected]

Hughes Associates, Inc.


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