The facility will provide air traffic control for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC). ANC is the gateway to Alaska and the U.S. with approximately 5.7 million passengers and more than 3 million tons of cargo passing through the airport each year.
The ATCT serves as the heart of airport operations at ANC. When complete, the ATCT will be the tallest structure in Alaska at more than 300 feet tall, nearly twice as tall as the existing tower. Clad with a durable metal panel rainscreen and glazing, the 12-sided cab will improve technology and viewing to control aircraft movements. The design addresses overcrowding, incorporating additional space for supervisory and support staff, as well as National Air Traffic Controllers Association representatives.
The terminal radar approach control base building will be a two-story building, adjacent to the ATCT, that will serve as a base for radar-approach operations, environmental, and administrative functions. Stantec’s design for this 35,000-square-foot building will include a metal panel rainscreen exterior façade and a low wall and roof-to-floor area ratio to improve energy efficiency.
“It’s an honor to work with the Federal Aviation Administration again to upgrade the air traffic control and radar approach facilities at Anchorage International Airport,” said Alex Thome, Principal in Stantec’s airport practice. “This facility is critical to the future safe movement of millions of passengers and much of the air cargo entering and exiting the United States."
Stantec’s in-house team and subconsultants will provide architecture for both facilities, as well as civil, life safety, structural, electrical, fiber optic transmission system, ICT, mechanical, and sustainability design services.