San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Center

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About the Project

SFO is redeveloping Harvey Milk Terminal 1 (HMT1), one of its oldest terminals, to meet the needs of modern travelers and revolutionize the guest experience. HMT1 was built in the early 1960s and over time has become less able to accommodate the millions of passengers that it handles each year. When fully complete in 2023, HMT1 will elevate SFO’s standard of providing a world-class, environmentally friendly travel experience.


This $1.25 billion progressive design-build project includes spaces for passenger check-in, TSA security checkpoints, a recompose area, a new baggage handling system (CrisBag ICS)—the first of its kind in the United States, a new claim area, a secure connector to customs and the International Terminal, and a new mezzanine connected to the AirTrain and central garage. The project will enable HMT1 to handle a 70% increase in passengers and will lower energy and carbon emissions by more than 75% from current operations. On its way to setting a new standard for sustainability and an enhanced passenger experience, HMT1 has already become the first airport in the world to receive Fitwel Certification.

Quick Facts

  • Location San Francisco, CA
  • Client San Francisco International Airport
  • Architect Gensler with Kuth Ranieri
  • Industry Aviation
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Delivery Method Progressive Design-Build
  • Completion Date Estimated Spring 2023
  • Contract Value $ 1,250,000,000
  • Sustainability Targeting LEED Gold, Fitwel Certified
  • Square Footage 860,000 SF

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