Airport Improvement: GMIA

Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport has been a long term client of Engberg Anderson. Our most recent project on the aviation campus however was the most challenging and rewarding. Being one of the busiest parts of the airport, the baggage claim required a highly skilled project management team to ensure the success of the project and the safety of travelers during construction.

Throughout the extensive renovations and construction work, the airport had to keep the baggage claim building open and operational for travelers. Mark Ernst, partner-in-charge of Engberg Anderson Architects, likens the project to performing “open heart surgery” on a building.

Like medical surgery, the project included unexpected challenges. “(During demolition) we found structures in places where we weren’t expecting to find them, which affected some of the office layouts on the second floor,” Ernst recalls.

A recent article on the Baggage Claim can be found in the latest issue of Airport Improvement Magazine.

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