The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport’s newly remodeled and expanded main terminal building was awarded “Project of the Year” by the Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA).
The terminal features a raised roof to bring in natural light, an updated and contemporary interior and exterior, a streamlined screening area and new secure seating space for 130 travelers. A newly added and fully enclosed jet bridge allows passengers to board aircraft from regional jets to Boeing 737 airliners in comfort.
The $7.7 million project took two years to complete and opened to the public in February, 2012.
The project design team was coordinated by the engineering firm of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) and included the design and architectural firms of Dunham and Associates, Structural Design Associates and Architectural Alliance.
The Minnesota Council of Airports is an organization of Minnesota’s public-use airports dedicated to aviation collaboration and promotion in Minnesota. The project of the year award was presented at the MCOA Annual Conference in April and was accepted by Bob Cohrs of Short Elliott Hendrickson and Jeff Wig, Airport Manager.