New Orlando International Airport Terminal Building – Call for Statements of Qualifications

The Orlando International Airport ("OIA"), operated by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, seeks innovative, visionary architects and engineers for its planned, new airport terminal compound. OIA is a world-class airport that welcomes over 36 million business and leisure passengers per year.  In order to better accommodate its increasing number of passengers, especially in the international sector, OIA has under construction an Intermodal Terminal Facility for multiple modes of ground transportation, an Automated People Mover System connecting the main terminal, a 2,500 unit parking deck, and all associated horizontal infrastructure to support this program and the future expansion for a new terminal building. 

OIA promotes "The Orlando Experience"® focusing on unique Central Florida architecture, aesthetics, convenience of amenities, art-work and customer services, with a goal of exceeding its customer's expectations. OIA seeks qualified architects and engineers to help enhance The Orlando Experience® by designing and producing a world-class domestic and international airport terminal building and related infrastructure. The assignment will require in-depth coordination with the existing design and construction team that is currently working on the first phase of this expansion program. The Planning Concepts outlined in the Orlando International Airport Master Plan Update 2011-2031 dated September 2014 are the basis of the South Terminal C Phase I project.

Selection shall be based on a competitive, qualifications-based procurement for the following specialties: 

  1. a Prime Architectural Design Consultant to serve as a Design Team Leader, providing the vision, innovation and ingenuity for the flagship design of a new international airport terminal;
  2. an Architect of Record to prepare all construction documents and contract with and manage the following major subconsultants to be selected by the Authority:

a. Structural Engineering;
b. Civil Engineering;
c. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering,
d. Aviation Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) Specialty Engineer; and
e. Aviation Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Systems Specialty Engineer

This is a unique opportunity to engage with one of the busiest airports in the country and have your work viewed by millions of people daily. Pre-Submittal Conferences for architects and engineers will be held on June 2, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. and June 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

OIA anticipates that it will procure additional services related to this new airport terminal compound, including construction management at risk contractors, owner's representative/program management services, cultural consultant and IT services consultant. Pre-Submittal Conferences for construction management at risk contractors and owner's representative/program management services will be held on June 2, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Check the Greater Orlando Airport Authority's website:, for more information and additional opportunities.

These Pre-Submittal Conferences will be held in the Community Room of the Orlando Executive Airport, 365 Rickenbacker Drive, Orlando, FL 32803 to present the Project Scope, Submission Requirements, and other requirements, as well as to address questions from Proposers.  

The Advertisement, Submission Requirements, Responses to inquiries and Pre-Submittal Conference minutes will be available at:

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