ACEC-Ohio recognized Michael Baker’s Northeast Ohio Regional Airport with prestigious Honor Award.
As the lead designer/construction manager for the project, Michael Baker played a key role in achieving this dynamic transformation, which helped convince the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to forestall a downgrading of the facility.
The team developed an ambitious plan to extend and improve the runway to handle jet traffic, managed construction interruptions and inconveniences affecting nearby residents, and worked through challenging right-of-way issues. All of this was accomplished while still respecting and preserving wetlands on airport property and minimizing community impacts.
We designed an entirely new runway, fully reconstructed from the ground up, measuring 5,900 feet by 100 feet, fully compliant with FAA and ODOT standards that also is C-II jet-capable – a status that the Northeast Ohio Regional Airport had never previously enjoyed. An extension of the parallel taxiway also was designed and installed. In addition, we designed a new terminal building providing an aviation “front door” to the facility, creating a suitable welcome for guests of the region.