LEA has extensive experience in designing and planning airport facilities, specifically Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Facilities, Passenger Terminals and Hangars. Principal architect, Larry Enyart, FAIA, is a licensed pilot and a retired USAF Brigadier General with over 40+ years of considerable aviation experience.

LEA has worked at numerous airport across the United States including Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ; Memphis International Airport, TN; Kona International Airport, Hawaii; San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, CA; Yeager Airport, WV; Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, AZ; Phx-Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ; and Grand Canyon National Park Airport, AZ.

LEA has coordinated projects with the FAA over the years and has considerable experience with dual missions of ARFF and structural fire protection with landside and airside security challenges. We developed and integrated design documents for: emergency power systems, classrooms and administrative areas, site and building security systems, video simulator training rooms, master planning for future additions, and alarm/communications systems. LEA recently simultaneously completed two ARFFs (No. 19 & 29) at the Sky Harbor International Airport. These 54,000 s.f. facilities were designed with observation areas, administration offices, conference rooms, training classrooms, fourteen (14) drive-through bays, private dorms, captains dorms, kitchen and dining spaces, weight/exercise room library and study room. The projects involved extensive coordination with the City of Phoenix, Phoenix Aviation Department and Sky Harbor International Airport staff.

LEA has also designed several noteworthy airport projects including air cargo warehouses, passenger terminals, terminal renovations, aircraft hangars, runway lighting improvements, security fencing, and numerous aviation buildings. Mr. Enyart was responsible for the National Executive Travel Route Study in Washington, D.C., the design and renovation of the Executive Passenger Terminal at Andrews AFB. We are currently designing and planning a new passenger terminal at the Grand Canyon Airport which will be LEED Gold.

grand canyon airport terminal facility - phase I

50,000 s.f.

LEA is currently working with the Arizona Department of Transportation and Airport Aviation staff to update the airport master plan and design a new airport terminal facility. LEA has completed schematic design drawings for the new terminal facility which will serve both commercial airlines and existing air tour operations. The terminal building was designed by LEA Architects to have the capability to incorporate a future monorail and railroad station which would make the Grand Canyon National Park Airport a true multi-nodal transportation center. LEA worked together with the Airport staff to establish the architectural design of the terminal. The architecture of the new terminal facility relates to the sleek aesthetic of aircraft and flight dynamics while at the same time utilizing natural materials to harmonize with the surrounding natural environment. The terminal facility incorporates numerous sustainable design strategies including natural daylighting and views, rain water recycling, solar photovoltaics, solar hot water, as well as utilization of local and regional materials. The project is being designed by LEA to receive a minimum of LEED Silver Certification.

grand canyon airport operations & ARFF station

19,200 s.f.

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LEA served as designer and architect for the new Grand Canyon National Airport Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Facility. Natural materials, including native stone combined with long span trusses and glazing offer extensive views of the airfield and surrounding forest. The building is designed with the natural vernacular of the Grand Canyon as an inspiration.

Grand Canyon ARFF Features include:

  • Four (4) Drive Through Crash Rescue Bays
  • Four (4) Drive Through Snow Plow / Maintenance Bays
  • Two-story Living Space with Fire Pole Drops
  • Dormitory Space
  • AFFF Foam and Hose Storage
  • Training Room
  • Office Space for Sheriff’s Department, Crash Rescue and Maintenance
  • Personnell
  • Observation Tower
  • Physical Conditioning Room
  • Kitchen, Dining and Dayroom
  • Work Shop

phoenix sky harbor fire station no. 16

11,200 s.f.

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LEA completed fire station 16 for the City of Phoenix in dual CMAR efforts with “Green Building” sustainable design features. Fire Station No. 16 is a 12,000 s.f. three bay facility that sleeps 8 personnel on a 2.75 acre site. The project was fast-tracked to replace the existing Fire Station No. 16 which was demolished to make room for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Car Rental Facility.

phoenix sky harbor international airport ARFF station no. 19

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LEA worked with the City of Phoenix, Phoenix Fire Department and Sky Harbor International Airport staff on the replacement of the existing ARFF station and design of two ARFF stations. ARFF Station features include:

  • 51,000 square feet
  • Thirteen (13) Drive Through Bays
  • 20 Private Dorms and 6 Captains Quarters
  • Dayrooms, Kitchen and Dining Spaces
  • Observation and Tactical Planning Areas
  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms, Library/Study Room
  • Weight/Exercise Rooms
  • Training Classrooms, Conference Rooms, Administration Offices.
  • Airport Communications, Emergency Power

phoenix sky harbor international airport ARFF station no. 29

16,000 s.f.

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LEA worked with the City of Phoenix, Phoenix Fire Department and Sky Harbor International Airport staff on the replacement of the existing ARFF station and design of two ARFF stations. ARFF Station features include:

51,000 square feet Thirteen (13) Drive Through Bays 20 Private Dorms and 6 Captains Quarters Dayrooms, Kitchen and Dining Spaces Observation and Tactical Planning Areas Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms, Library/Study Room Weight/Exercise Rooms Training Classrooms, Conference Rooms, Administration Offices. Airport Communications, Emergency Power

flagstaff pulliam airport operations & ARFF station

12,000 s.f.

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LEA worked with the City of Flagstaff Fire Department, General Services, and City of Flagstaff Aviation staff in the program and design of the new Airport Operations Building. The Operations Building is designed to relate to the aesthetic of the airport while using natural materials and forms that harmonize with the surrounding features of the alpine context. LEA received the AMG Design Excellence Award 2005.

Project Features Include:

  • 12,000 square feet Ops Building ARFF + airfield lighting upgrades
  • Four Bays (2) ARFF bays, (2) snow removal equipment bays
  • Dorms and Chiefs Quarters
  • Dayroom, Training Room, Kitchen and Dining Spaces
  • Weight/Exercise Room
  • Administration Offices
  • Secure Airside and Landside Parking
  • Operations Offices
  • Airport runway lighting upgrades
  • FAA grant funding and coordination
  • Incident command post (ICP)
  • Taxiway tie-in pavements
  • Fuel systems
  • Airfield lighting upgrades
  • DPS Hangar coordination

san luis obispo airport, ca ARFF station no. 21

9,500 s.f.

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LEA worked with the County of San Luis Obispo Fire Services and Airport Aviation staff in the design and construction of the new ARFF Station 21. LEA was instrumental in establishing the forms of the terminal and ARFF station. The ARFF station and terminal forms were designed to be complimentary. Both buildings relate to the sleek aesthetic of the airport while using natural materials and forms that harmonize with the surrounding context of rolling hills and airport flight dynamics.

ARFF Project Features Include:

  • 9,500 square feet
  • Six Bays (3) ARFF, (3) structural fire
  • 5 Private Dorms and 1 Captains Quarters
  • Dayroom
  • Training Room
  • Kitchen and Dining Spaces
  • Weight/Exercise Room
  • Administration Offices
  • Secure Airside + Landside Parking
  • FAA Part 139, Part 77
  • FAA Advisory Circulars

memphis international airport emergency response center (ERC) + ARFF

44,000 s.f.

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LEA worked with the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA), Fire Department, Kimley-Horn & Associates, and Memphis International Airport Aviation staff in the program and design of the new Airport Command and Emergency Response Center. The facility is designed to harmonize with the airport, and relate to the industrial community of the airport while using materials and forms that harmonize with the surrounding context of the airport. Project Features Include: 8,000 s.f. Airport Command Center, 12,000 s.f. Public Safety (Police) Headquarters,4,000 s.f. Pass/ID Badging Offices, Six ARFF Bays, 20,000 s.f. ARFF, Administration Offices, Secure Airside/ Landside Parking, Airport Communications Interface, and FAA Part 139, Part 77 + FAA Advisory Circulars 150, FAA grant funding and coordination.

phoenix-mesa gateway airport operations, fire + police facility

26,162 s.f.

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LEA served as lead designer and architect for the new Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Facility. Natural materials, including split face CMU, stained CMU, pre weathered galvalume metal siding/roofing combined with long span trusses and glazing offer extensive views of the airfield and superstition mountains. The building is designed to establish the aviation vernacular of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Mesa ARFF No. 215 Features include: Four (4) Drive Through Crash Rescue Bays, Four (4) Drive Through Structural Fire Bays, Two-story Living Space with Fire Pole Drops, Dormitory Space, AFFF Foam and Hose Storage, Community Room, Mesa Police Satellite Station, Observation Tower, Physical Conditioning Room, Kitchen, Dining and Dayroom, Work Shop Area, Landside/Airside security, and Fire Prevention Offices

sky harbor international airport air nationalguard security police + base civil engineering complex

28,850 s.f.

LEA served as lead for the Air National Guard Base $65 million relocation effort and specifically the Civil Engineering and Security Police Complex and several other buildings by LEA at this location. This large project encompasses the relocation of the entire ANG 161st Air Refueling Wing into new facilities on a different site. The complex designed by LEA consists of several buildings at the base and specifically the Security Police/CE Administration/Maintenance, Storage and Traffic Check House. Examples of the areas that the facility contains are the following: Administration, Shop/Maintenance Areas, Armory Storage, Classrooms/ Training, FATS area, Locker Room/Shower Area, Kitchen/Dining area, Storage, and Security Main Entry Check Point & Gates.

texarkana airport arff

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goodyear municipal training center

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phoenix fire training academy(fta) master plan

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flagstaff pulliam airport loop taxiway hangars + 'alpha' shades

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LEA worked with Adaptive CM and the City of Flagstaff to provide new hangars and taxiway paving at the Pulliam Airport. The new ‘T’ and Box Hangars are sited to the southwest of the existing hangars. In addition to the new hangars, a shade canopy was constructed adjacent to the existing hangars. The additional hangar and taxiway serve to define and provide needed built space to the Loop Taxiway at the Pulliam Airport. Project features include: 47,128 s.f. total buildings Two Buildings of 14 ‘T’ Hangars and 4 Storage Garages 5 conditioned Executive Box Hangars 10 Shade Canopy Hangars New tie-downs at South Apron Site paving for the Loop Taxiway

charleston, west virginia airport ARFF

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LEA served as lead design Architects / Planners and prepared concept designs and Design Build bridging documents for the new 21,000 s.f. ARFF facility for the WV ANG. After conducting on extensive Design Charrettes and several work research sessions at Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV, LEA Architect’s designs led to the highly successful set of Bridging Documents for the new ARFF Station operated by the 130th Air Wing in a partnership with the airport authority at Yeager Regional Airport. The 24 / 7 / 365 emergency fire/crash/rescue and structural firefighting operations supports the 130th Air Wing (AW) 8-C130H PA and the entire Yeager Regional Airport in Charleston, WV. The new ARFF Fire Station (with fire, crash and rescue responsibilities) supports a crew of 25 full-time members, 27 traditional guard firefighters and their assigned fire/crash/rescue protection equipment. The planning, conceptual designs, and professional studies put together by Team LEA, working with the Benham Group, and the WV ANG, led to successful Design/Build bridging documents and provided very significant project plans and documents for Request for Proposals (RFPs) for a state-of-the-art ARFF. The new ARFF station planned / designed by LEA accommodates space for training, maintenance, and housing for firefighters. Site Challenges and Design Solutions for the complex equipment and ARFF mission were solved by LEA. Project costs were $5 M.

andrews air force base

phoenix sky harbor terminal 4 infrastructure

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