Airport World
Jordan Pierce

SOM associate principal, Jordan Pierce, explains how incorporating inclusivity and accessibility into the design of its new terminal will ensure a warm welcome for all passengers at Kansas City International Airport.

At each of the three dozen community meetings, our team at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) attended in Kansas City, we fielded a bevy of requests and all manner of ideas for the design of the region’s new one-million-square-foot terminal. 

The key to accessible terminal design is a rigorous approach to planning the building’s layout. Intuitive, navigable buildings benefit all users, irrespective of their abilities. 

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