Over the past 10 months we have enjoyed seeing HOK gain international recognition for their skillful management of the LaGuardia Airport Terminal B redesign, including being the first airport to achieve LEED v4 gold certification, winning an UNESCO Prix Versailles World Architecture and Design award, and most recently making TIME Magazine’s Top-100 most influential list.
First Airport to Achieve LEED v4 Gold Certification
Under HOK leadership, the LaGuardia Airport Terminal B was been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first airport terminal to achieve this designation under more stringent LEED v4 requirements. LaGuardia Terminal B met specific sustainability benchmarks for energy efficiency, water conservation, site selection, material selection and waste reduction.
UNESCO Prix Versailles World Architecture and Design Award
In January HOK announced that LaGuardia Airport Terminal B won an United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 2021 World Prix Versailles Organization Award. The world jury of the Prix Versailles honored LaGuardia’s Terminal B as the world’s best new airport because of its innovation, creativity, ecological efficiency, and social interaction qualities.
TIME Magazine Top-100 Most Influential Companies
Just last week HOK was named one of TIME Magazine’s most influential companies of 2022. The list showcases hundred firms making an impact around the world. TIME selected HOK in the “Leaders” category for its design of LaGuardia Airport Terminal B. To rank the companies on the list, TIME evaluated them based on relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, ambition and success.
Optical LAN Powers Airport’s Digital Transformation
The four-story LaGuardia Airport Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall provides travelers with a modern airport experience including a New York-inspired shopping district and local concessions. The terminal first opened in June 2020, marking a significant milestone in the airport’s ongoing $8 billion renovation – including an airport concourse digital transformation all powered by a passive optical network.
The Tellabs Optical LAN is the beating heart of LaGuardia Terminal B, as it provides fiber-based connectivity for travelers, businesses and airport services. The Optical LAN improves traveler experience, provides a more secure LAN architecture, gives IT staff productivity efficiencies and offers a graceful migration to 10 gigabit speeds. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of implementing Passive Optical LAN in airports, you can download our solution overview titled “Why Modern Airports Choose Passive Optical LAN.”