Lafayette Airport Commission Chooses Firms to Advance New Terminal Project

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2016
For more information contact:
Robert Callahan, 337-233-6473

The Lafayette Airport Commission has chosen two firms to lead the design and project management for construction of the New LFT Terminal project and other associated projects over the next three to five years.  The decision marks a major milestone in the process of building a new airport terminal for the travelers of Acadiana. Another major decision, the choice of the general contractor for airport projects including the new terminal construction, will begin later this year.

“The decision to hire these two firms is the single most important decision the current airport commissioners will make” says Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman Paul A. Guilbeau. “The process to arrive at these decisions was not an easy one. We had many qualified firms that were interested in this project, and we truly had to choose from the best of the best. The commission is confident we have made the right choices and have selected two firms that will give the travelers of Acadiana an airport that will amaze them.”

RS&H of Jacksonville, Florida was selected as the architectural and engineering firm that will design the new terminal.  Established in 1941, RS&H provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting services. They are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 design firms and have worked in over 50 countries across the globe. Some of the airport work they have done includes Traverse City and Saginaw, Michigan; Bozeman, Montana; Jacksonville, Florida; St. George, Utah; Ashville, North Carolina; and Lisbon, Portugal.

Subcontractors on the RS&H team include: Domingue, Szabo, and Associates; MBSB Group; CK Associates; Air Environmental Services; Allain and Associates; Avant Acoustics; BNP Associates; Connico; Devonian Group; EnviroAire; Eustis Engineering Services; Ghosa Research; Louisiana Testing and Inspection; M&E Consulting; Marrero Couvillon and Associates; Ragland, Aderman & Associates; Southern Earth Sciences; Valancourt International; Viator and Associates; and Walker Parking Consultants.

Heery International, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., was selected to serve as the project management and construction management firm that will work with RS&H on scheduling and managing the Lafayette airport projects to their completion. Heery is actively engaged in more than $9 billion in design and construction projects across the United States.  They are ranked annually among the top professional services firms by industry publications such as Engineering-News Record, World Architecture and Building Design & Construction. Their airport experience includes airports in Miami, New Orleans, Boise, and Seattle.

Subcontractors on the Heery International team include: Royal Engineers, Sellers & Associates, Kutchins & Groh, Metro-Source and Eustis Engineering.