Projects Architecture

Gerald R. Ford International Airport – Public Safety

Grand Rapids, Michigan

DLZ was contracted by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority to provide A/E design services for the relocation and consolidation of the airport’s Primary Communications Center (PCC), Operations, Police, Badging and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) services.

DLZ conducted an extensive Needs Assessment, Programming, and Feasibility Study to investigate options to meet the diverse and complex public service and safety needs of the Client. Stakeholders included representatives from Airport IT, Police, Fire, Operations, and the Executive Board, as well as dozens of individuals representing various departments within TSA.

The selected solution was a phased approach that includes both renovation and new construction in public and secure areas. The first phase provided new space for TSA. The second phase provided new space for Police, Badging and Conference Rooms. Planning is ongoing for a third phase of development which includes a new Communications Center and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting facility (ARFF).

Project Features

  • Needs Assessment
  • Programming
  • Feasibility Study
  • Public Safety