“We are honored that the international terminal was recognized by ULI Atlanta for its cutting-edge planning, design and construction,” said Aviation General Manager Louis Miller. “The professionals who worked on this project — the Department of Aviation staff and a team of consultants — provided the necessary expertise in a variety of disciplines to ensure that this project was a success and that the international terminal will continue to make metro Atlanta proud.”
This year there was a tie for the prestigious honor; the other winner was the Global Gateway development in College Park, which connects to the Airport via the ATL SkyTrain that also serves the rental car center.
ULI Atlanta describes the award as recognizing “an outstanding real estate development project or initiative that exemplifies the ULI’s mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities. … The award recognizes the full development process of a project.”
ULI Atlanta, an affiliate of the worldwide organization, is a nonprofit with more than 900 members in metro Atlanta. The group promotes research and education related to responsible land use and brings together experts in the field to exchange best practices and ideas.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest airport, serving more than 92 million passengers annually with nonstop service to 160 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction - including the 2011 Global and North American Airport Efficiency Excellence Award from the Air Transport Research Society (for more information, go to www.atrsworld.org). It is undergoing $6 billion-plus in capital improvements, which include a new, energy-efficient rental car center; a new, 12-gate international terminal (for more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com/internationalterminal/;and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com. Check out the Airport’s YouTube channel by visiting http://www.youtube.com/AtlantaHartsfield, and become a fan on Facebook.