There’s one lush scene everyone will experience at PDX when the new terminal opens in 2025: a park-like environment filled with live trees, understory ferns and dappled rays pouring in from the skylights. Architects call this area the “seam,” because it will mark your pathway from the ticket lobby into the public market and security checkpoints beyond.
This is only one of several airport designs we’re getting a closer look at in a series of new visuals, delivered to you fresh from the architects’ desks. These images, which we’re officially unveiling here, give you a preview of the future views. They also hint at a pretty lofty goal: Create a flexible, open and inviting terminal that not only serves the region for years to come, but also embodies the PDX spirit.
To get our bearings, we asked several team members from ZGF Architects to walk us through the new designs — that’s a figurative walk for now. But the context they share might give you a bit more insight into what a stroll through the main terminal will one day look like.
See what the main terminal will look like in 2025.