Oakland, CA

Oakland International Airport Terminal 1 Renovation


Structural (Design)

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering


Key Info

Unique casting design for roof-to-column connections

Demolition of Air Traffic Control Tower

Rutherford + Chekene is structural engineer for the renovation of Oakland Airport's Terminal 1. R+C performed a seismic evaluation of four buildings—M101 ticketing building, M102 security/concessions building, M103 boarding area/concourse building, and M104 central utility plant—and then followed that evaluation with the preparation of construction documents in order to mitigate the deficiencies identified. In the process, the project team worked closely with all stakeholders to develop retrofit solutions that allowed for continuous use of the terminal facility. The boarding area/concourse and central utility plant renovations are constructed, including the addition of a new mechanical building and electrical substation. Construction is underway on the renovation of the security/concessions building.


Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.