SFO Chooses View for Terminal 1 Renovation

SFO Chooses View for Terminal 1 Renovation

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has joined a large and growing list of leading airports rapidly adopting View Dynamic Glass and setting a new standard in delightful passenger environments.

View’s smart windows are featured in the airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Redevelopment Program – Phase I opening to the public on July 23, 2019. The nine-gate, 224,660 - square foot addition will serve JetBlue and Southwest airlines.

The terminal’s design innovations are driven by analytics, technology, sustainability, and the passenger experience.

“One of the unique features of this facility is a discreet use of technology in a way that enhances the guest experience, makes people very comfortable and relaxed, but also helps us achieve some of our sustainability, environmental goals,” said Doug Yakel, SFO’s Public Information Officer during an exclusive media preview. “One of the most unique features is this programmable dynamic glass from a company called View.”

Aesthetically, passengers will take notice of the wide open and spacious feel of the terminal. High ceilings, architectural detail, and natural daylight intuitively guide guests towards the gate lounges - all surrounded by View Dynamic Glass.

View CTO Robert Rozbicki interviewed by ABC ImageView CTO Robert Rozbicki interviewed by ABC TV News at SFO’s Media Preview

View Smart Windows reduce glare and unwanted heat within the terminal, providing a more comfortable environment for passengers and airport employees while also enabling SFO to reduce their carbon footprint.

Guests will pay special attention to the Harvey Milk dedication wall to learn about the terminal’s namesake. In addition, floor to ceiling windows provide extended views of the airport campus and beyond. Upon arrival, gate lounges serve as living rooms, warmly inviting adults and children to relax, work, and play.

These elements combined, some seen and unseen, are what make Harvey Milk Terminal 1 unlike any other. At 9 gates, passengers easily navigate through security into the marketplace corridor, showcasing popular Bay Area retail, food and beverage.

View Dynamic Glass has been installed at several airports to date, including Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Charlotte Douglas International (CLT), Memphis International (MEM) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).


Construction:   2016 – July 2019
Opening:   July 23, 2019
Airlines:   Jet Blue | Southwest
Project Area (Square Feet):   224,660 SF
Design-Builder T1C:   Hensel Phelps | Gensler / Kuth Ranieri
Design-Builder BAB:   Austin Commercial & Webcor Builders JV | HKS/ Woods Bagot/ ED2 International/KYA/
Construction Manager:   AECOM & CPM Associates, Inc. | WSP & AGS
Glazier:   Architectural Glass and Aluminum (AGA)
LVE:   Rosendin Electric | Redwood Electric Group

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