Swinerton Builders announced the grand opening of the new Terminal 2 Parking Plaza at San Diego International Airport.

Swinerton partnered with San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Watry Design Inc., and Gensler as a design-build team, delivering the new parking plaza, which will serve as one of the gateways to the airport, according to Swinerton.

“Swinerton is proud to have completed the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza on time and under budget in a strong partnership with the San Diego International Airport,” said Chris Murphy, Swinerton project executive. “The progressive design-build contracting method used on the project allowed us to deliver maximum value to the airport rapidly and efficiently.”

According to Swinerton, the parking plaza is designed to provide a fast, safe, and convenient experience, with easy vehicle circulation and state-of-the-art parking guidance systems that will direct customers to the nearest open space. Overall, the parking plaza brings nearly 1,700 new close-in parking spaces to the airport. The three-story structure is almost one million square feet in total parking structure area with over 2,900 parking spaces. The project also had off-site improvements, including parking lot reconfigurations, utility relocations, and connection into the existing airport campus.

“We understand that convenient, close-in airport parking is a core customer service need, and we address that need with this beautiful new facility,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority president and CEO. “Opening ahead of schedule and in time for the busy summer travel season, the parking plaza features smart parking technology and integrated public art for an enhanced overall parking experience.”

The plaza is environmentally sustainable with extensive natural lighting, energy-efficient fixtures, and a stormwater re-use system which captures and treats rainwater for use in the airport’s Central Utility Plant, Swinerton said.