The Gerald R Ford International Airport Authority, Grand Rapids, Michigan, contracted DLZ to provide A/E design services. The project scope included 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 for the Gerald R Ford International Airport project. The studies would aid in investigating 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. Also, dozens of individuals representing various departments within TSA were among the stakeholders.
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 the third phase of development, including a new Communications Center and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility (ARFF).