Wayne McCutcheon Interview Part 2: A big project



Getting people from point A to point B with as little stress as possible is a big challenge in 3.5 million square feet of space.

Qasim Virjee
Wayne McCutcheon, Carolina Eyzaguirre, Elise Hodson, Qasim Virjee
March 2006
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Transcript

Getting people from point A to point B with as little stress as possible is s big challenge in 3.5 million feet of space. "To give a sense of scale it’s 3.5 million square feet of space – it’s a massive space. It’s all about clear communication because, in many ways, it’s not a destination, it’s not like it’s a mall where somebody comes just to walk in, to get lost looking around at stores, it’s about getting someone from point A to point B in the most efficient way. So when we designed and planned the system we said it was all about efficiency and ensuring that we can get that person from their gate to their next gate, from their gate to ground transportation, or whatever it may be, as efficiently and stress free as possible. So with a lot of square footage the project, for us, entailed that we did the roadway signage, we did the parking garage – the parking garage was 12,600 cars, so a very big garage – the terminal, which is 3.5 million square feet, we did the infield terminal, we did the existing terminals. Overall I guess the construction budget was about 4.5 billion dollars so it’s a significant construction project. The number of signs? I think there were probably a couple of thousand wayfinding signs. I think the total signage budget for everything we have done there is probably approaching 15 million."


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