The city will now enter into contract negotiations with Studio ORD, a joint venture comprising Corgan Associates, Milhouse Engineering and Construction, STL Architects, Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates, and Studio Gang.
Upon contract award, Studio ORD will work with the City of Chicago and the airlines to design the new terminal and concourse.
In the coming months, a second team will be selected from the remaining four finalists to design two new satellite concourses to be built west of Terminal 1.
This $8.5-billion expansion program will elevate the travel experience for more than 83 million passengers and create tens of thousands of jobs for the community. The expansion will be paid for by airport revenues.
At 204,387 m2 (2.2 million sf), the new O’Hare Global Terminal will be one of the largest and cutting-edge terminals in the nation. It will double the space at today’s Terminal 2, replacing it with an expanded, light-filled arrivals hall and feature:
- additional gates;
- more space for concessions, lounges, and public amenities;
- state-of-the-art new baggage systems; and
- advanced new technologies to improve security screening.
For the first time at O’Hare, the new terminal will integrate international and domestic operations. The O’Hare Global Terminal is valued at $2.2 billion and is currently slated to break ground in 2023.