Logan International Airport Terminal E

Civic

LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts
COMPLETED: 2005
SIZE: 1,200,000 sq. ft.
OWNERS: Massport Authority
ARCHITECT: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
AWARDS: 2007 IES New England Section Illumination Award
PHOTOGRAPHER: © Douglas A. Salin, © AP Photo / Chitose Suzuki

DESIGN TEAM:Robert Osten
 James Perry

The striking international terminal at Logan Airport provides a world-class gateway for travel to and from Boston.

The newly expanded and renovated space features separated departure and arrival levels with dramatic multistory spatial connections, replacing the outdated single-level facility. The architecture puts forth a friendly, welcoming ambience in which lighting plays a key role.

The vast ticketing hall features a glowing wall of wood veneer laminated on glass, backlit both with daylight and complementary artificial light sources. The warm light humanizes the hall’s grand civic scale.

Continuing this theme, scrim-like backlit glass columns and walls illuminate the retail hall, entrance vestibule and greeters’ area with a combination of artificial light and daylight from above.