Since its opening in 1956, changes in security procedures, aging infrastructure, and population growth have created a need for a new approach to air travel in  Kansas City. A single terminal is being constructed that will feature 39 gates at opening with potential to expand to 42 gates. The new Kansas City International Airport (KCI) will include demolition of the current three-terminal format and consolidate all operations into one volume at the  single terminal.

For this fast track project, Henderson Engineers is working closely with MEP design-build contractors to help control costs and quality while expediting the design and construction schedule. We’re conducting studies and evaluations of the existing central plant, electrical utility, and the FAA required cooling tower plume study to understand the facility’s existing infrastructure capital. Henderson is also providing simulation and modeling for daylighting, glare, energy usage, airflow, and building envelope performance. These efforts will improve the passenger experience by increasing natural light without negatively impacting the temperature within the structure.  

*Rendering(s) courtesy of Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM).


Kansas City, MO

Project Size

Approx. 1,000,000 SF


Architectural Lighting, Construction Management, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sustainability


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