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LAX Pedestrian Bridge

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Transport
Designer: Jed Zimmerman - Associate Design Director
Design Type: Transportation
Company / Organization / School: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Website: http://www.som.com
Team Members: Firm Principal/Partner in Charge: Craig W. Hartman, FAIA, Design Partner, Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, LEED® AP BD+C, Structural and Engineering Partner Architect: Jed Zimmerman, AIA, LEED® AP, Associate Director Project Team (specify title/role of each team member): Design Director: Jose Palacios, AIA, Design Director, Paul Danna, FAIA, Design Director Project Designer: Carlos Madrid Architectural Designers: Raven Hardison, LEED® AP, Rafael Ruiz, Chloe Lob, David Vuong Structural Designers: Peter Lee, PE, SE, LEED® AP, Rupa Garai, SE, LEED® AP BD+C, Alessandro Beghini, PhD, SE, PE, LEED® AP

An open-air Pedestrian Bridge Prototype that replaces seven existing bridges and connects parking garages to the airline terminals. The modular Prototype’s design implements resilient materiality, sustainable practices, topology optimization and visual clarity reinforcing the newly defined airport design guidelines, which mandate excellence of a quantitative and qualitative nature. The combination of structural ingenuity and architectural simplicity yields a welcoming gateway to the West Coast and a premium travel experience.