DX-DY Concourse Renovation
MDOT | Maryland Aviation Administration
JMT Architecture provided Architectural and Interior Design services for the upgrade and modifications to the ceiling and lighting systems in the DX-DY terminals at Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The dated ceiling and lighting required a major upgrade which included the replacement of all ceiling systems, upgrading the existing fluorescent fixtures to LED, and creating a new dynamic ceiling design in the central portion of the DX and DY concourse.
The terminals totaled over 26,000 square feet of overlapping tiers with over 850 new light fixtures and over 10,000 square feet of ceiling trim. Lighting calculations were performed and selections for all new light fixtures and the selection of new acoustical ceiling tiles for the specialized central corridor design. The client wanted a unique and dynamic design for the central corridors of both terminals that conveyed a sense of movement while maintaining a calming and functional environment at the hold rooms on either side. We conducted a design charrette to present the client with renderings and mock-ups ensuring we captured their vision. The final result used the ceiling, light fixtures, and light output to create a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting balancing not only the performance of the space but also creating the environment that the client envisioned.
The challenges we encountered on this project were working in terminals that were fully operational, coordinating all the existing and new ceiling devices, strict phasing requirements, and restricted ceiling height. This was overcome by using our detailed construction schedule and phasing plan. The DX-DY concourse provides an eye-catching corridor that the passengers will not forget.