Oakland, CA

Oakland International Airport Terminal 1 Renovation


Structural Engineering


Key Info

Unique casting design for roof-to-column connections

Demolition of Air Traffic Control Tower


2018 SEAONC Excellence in Structural Engineering Award of Merit

Rutherford + Chekene was 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.


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.