Client: Massport
Location: Boston, MA
Size: 628,000sf
Program: Ticketing/Check-in Hall, Arrivals Hall, Security Screening, Immigration/Customs Hall, Retail
Cost: $221,000,000
Status: Completed 2003
Awards: 2004 CISCA Construction Excellence - Chairman's Award
Link to web content: Archello

Key Roles: R. Anthony Fieldman, former Associate Partner and lead project designer, SOM

SOM - Architect of Record

Image credit: © R. Anthony Fieldman










The design of Logan Airport’s Terminal E imagines an airport that feels like a New England home, inscribed in light. Bay Windows, wood-lined rooms and day-lit lanterns help passengers find their way as they navigate the airport terminal. Departing passengers arrive at one of 5 entrance ‘lanterns’ – 60-foot tall frosted-glass vestibules that signal welcome. Once inside, bridges over a 500-foot long, 75-foot tall continuous ‘bay window’ to Boston Harbor connects departing and arriving passengers – visually and physically – an orientation space that connects directly to the departures and arrivals halls. 

The departures hall is lined in beech wood; behind the ticketing counters, the wood is a veneer mounted on glass and back-lit by the sun, signaling passengers where to check in. From there, a series of day-lit, frosted-glass columns march passengers past retail toward security and the airside terminal. Upon arrival, a 300-foot long frosted-glass light wall signals to meeters+greeters where passengers will arrive once they clear baggage and customs.