Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport


Re-Leasing, Design, And Construction Support Services

As part of its preparation to host the 1996 Summer Olympics, the City of Atlanta undertook comprehensive renovations to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the most heavily traveled airports in the world. B&D was retained as part of a consulting team to manage the re-leasing, design, and construction of all concessions tenant spaces within the airport, including all food service and retail enterprises throughout each of the airport’s six concourses and in the land-side terminal. We were responsible for recommending that the Department of Aviation either approve, modify, or reject each tenant’s enterprise on the basis of its overall merchandising concept, its specific merchandising plan, the design of its space, or the quality of its construction. We reviewed each tenant’s marketing concept and ensured that it conformed to the overall tenant mix and marketing plan for the airport. Each merchandising plan was reviewed in detail for economic viability, compatibility with neighboring tenants, and contribution to the airport experience. B&D reviewed designs—from early conceptual drawings through contract construction documents—for aesthetic appeal, functionality, marketability, constructability, maintainability, and conformance to the airport’s design standards. Finally, we assisted on the inspection of construction and punch-out of each space. The build-out on all tenant spaces, totaling in excess of 160 enterprises overall, was completed in time for the 1996 Summer Olympics.