John Wayne Airport’s (JWA’s) new Terminal C opened in November to passengers in Orange County, California.

jwa-new-terminal-c-interior-lr-300x199Constructed by McCarthy Building Companies and designed by Gensler, the terminal increases JWA’s capacity from 8.4 million annual passengers to 10.8 million. It also provides the airport with the ability to operate international flights.

McCarthy Building Co., described the design of Terminal C as drawing heavily from the distinctive features of the existing Riley Terminal, creating a seamless experience throughout the entire airport complex. The building’s exterior skin incorporates masonry, plaster, and stone along with glass and metal panels similar to the existing structures. The interior features barrel-vaulted ceilings resembling a fuselage, an abundance of windows and skylights, a soft, neutral color palette and natural marble limestone.

Called Jura Stone, the natural limestone is featured throughout the walls and floors in all terminals. Its most distinguishing characteristic is the natural quartz veins and variable fossils which are visible on the beige background. The marble was mined in quarries in Germany and cut, polished and fabricated in Italy, ensuring the correct color and precise and clean lines that make up this beautiful design treatment throughout the terminals. Jura Stone is dense, resistant limestone from 97% CaCO3 (calcium carbonate).  It is available for a wide variety of applications both dimensional and flatwork, as well as a large selection of surface finishes.

Parsons of Pasadena, CA was the Program Manager; Arcadis/Pinnacle One of Irvine, CA the Construction Management firm; Jacobs of Santa Ana, CA the Civil & MEP Engineer; and IDS Group, Inc. of Irvine, CA the Structural Engineer.

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