The Lafayette Regional Airport is a primary commercial non-hub airport serving the Acadiana region of Louisiana, with more than 500,000 passengers per year. The airport encompasses approximately 1,116 acres over four separate tracts of land and holds three active runways. The current passenger terminal is a two-story building with approximately 62,000 SF and parking spaces for 899 vehicles located directly in front of the terminal building.
A terminal area study was completed in early 2013 followed by a master plan update in 2015. Each study identified the need for a complete terminal program, including a new terminal facility; supporting infrastructure; and additional safety, capacity, security, and noise projects for airfield and landside sustainability.
CBRE | Heery assembled a multi-disciplinary team experienced in the delivery of a variety of phased projects in complex airport operation environments, possessing specialized national and international technical aviation industry expertise and best management practices for construction and airport regulations. The firm's scope for this $450 million project includes program management and construction administration, spanning constructability reviews, independent design reviews, independent cost and/or fee analysis, as well as feasibility and benefit cost analysis studies. CBRE | Heery is providing program support services that include developing overall construction contract sequencing and packaging strategies, a document control management system, design and airport standards, and policies and procedures. The team is also responsible for developing, analyzing, and monitoring project and program schedules at various levels of detail.
In Fall 2018, construction began on Lafayette Regional's new $90 million passenger terminal. The 110,000 SF building will replace the current 62,000 SF terminal which is more than 60 years and does not meet current standards and demands of the airport. Development of the new terminal is moving at an exceptional pace with CBRE | Heery overseeing the project on behalf of the Lafayette Airport Commission. The project garnered support from residents who look forward to the enhanced efficiency and capacity for travelers as well as the economic impact it will have on the region. Lafayette taxpayers contributed approximately $32 million through a temporary 1-cent sales tax in 2015 to provide matching, local funds for construction.
The current terminal will continue to operate while it’s replacement is being built. The new terminal will have five boarding gates with the ability to expand.
62,000 SF (terminal building) 1.1 acres (airport)