CRAA selects team to explore conceptual design of new CMH terminal

In April 2022, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) Board of Directors approved a resolution to initiate professional design services for a new John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) terminal with the award-winning global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler.

Gensler provides experience-focused, socially responsible design across an array of project types, including many notable and inspirational airports spanning the globe. For this project, Gensler has partnered with Moody Nolan, a Columbus-based design firm that recently won the prestigious AIA Architecture Firm of the Year award in 2021.

The existing terminal, which opened more than six decades ago in 1958, is reaching the end of its useful life. As investments in aging infrastructure are being strategically evaluated, the airport authority has the opportunity to plan for a new terminal that will serve Central Ohio for years to come.

Future phases of the project will be determined through design analysis and subject to CRAA Board approval.

Terminal Fact Sheet

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Strategic opportunities for businesses

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is committed to partnering with a diverse mix of companies to bring these projects to life. Contact Kim Burtis in our Office of Contracts and Procurement at 614-239-5010 to schedule a marketing visit. This is a great way to meet the team and introduce yourself and your company's services. 

Meanwhile, visit to learn about bid opportunities.

Rental Car Center

Our new rental car center is now open! It's the first visible sign of new developments planned for CMH. Check out the link below to learn more about the rental car center.


Residence Inn by Marriott

The first extended-stay hotel at John Glenn International is now open, offering 122 guest suites and amenities that include a bar, indoor pool, outdoor grill and fire pit, a putting green and meeting space for 35 guests.