SchenkelShultz at the Forefront of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s Mass Transit Development at Orlando International Airport

SchenkelShultz Architecture, Orlando, has been an integral part of the mass transit planning and master plan development of the new Intermodal Terminal Facility (ITF), the South Airport’s Automated People Mover (APM) Complex and the new 16-gate South Terminal at Orlando International Airport. Collaborating with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) and serving as the Authority’s General Consultant for the past 13 years, SchenkelShultz developed the overall planning concept and facility design program for the ITF and APM, currently under construction, and the South Terminal Phase 1 expansion project.


The firm’s work on the South Airport APM and ITF project will allow Orlando International Airport (OIA) to serve as a central hub for integrated air, ground and rail transportation connecting the Central Florida community on a local, state and global level. The ITF will accommodate up to four rail systems, increase access to multi-modal transportation and provide greater connectivity to the region and state. These projects align with the Airport Master Plan that represents Orlando International Airport’s blueprint for long-term growth, guides the development of the airport and establishes a vision for the airport’s future that SchenkelShultz completed in November 2014. The master plan involved analyzing passenger growth forecast projections, capacity analysis studies, and updating the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s $1.1 Billion Capital Improvement Plan.


Additionally, SchenkelShultz has established the Airport’s standards for sustainability and is working with GOAA to develop operational policy guidelines for new and existing buildings through the United States Green Building Council’s LEED® v4. The ITF and APM Complex is targeted to be the first LEED® v4 building on the Orlando International Airport campus.