Completion Date



Wake County, NC


Raleigh-Durham International Airport Authority


160,000 sf

Architect of Record

Clark Nexsen


Courtesy of RDU Airport Staff

RDU International Airport
Terminal 1 Renovation

Built in 1982, Terminal 1 was originally intended to be a temporary passenger terminal.  It evolved into an expanded and permanent terminal as years went by.  In early 2012 a major renovation to update and improve ticketing, bag claim, concourse, restrooms and the exterior was begun.  Shops, restaurants and other travel amenities were added. O’Brien Atkins’ role on this team was MEP Engineer of Record, responsible for the mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems design.