Our Work

Portland International Airport Canopy

Portland, Oregon

Size:120,000 sq. ft.
Architect:SGF Architects
Owner:Port of Portland
  • The signature element of the Portland International Airport is the stunning 2.7-acre glass canopy that connects the terminal to the parking structure.
  • Our challenge was to present a bright, inviting environment to the traveler while meeting budget, energy, maintenance, and FAA-imposed control-tower glare requirements. These restrictions encouraged clarity in design.
  • Our solution consisted of expressing the 12-foot deep trusses of the canopy structure, celebrating the truss springpoints, and illuminating the roadway below.