Waco Regional Airport Renovation Unveiling
The Waco Regional Airport has an exciting new look, and you're invited to check it out, Waco!
Join us for the Waco Regional Airport Renovation Unveiling on December 15th at 11 a.m. as we celebrate the completion of the Terminal Modernization Project at Waco Regional Airport!
Enjoy a reception with refreshments and tours of the updated terminals and the new public art displays.
The goal of the renovation was to create a clean and beautiful terminal that best represents the culture and values of our community. The approximately $10 million terminal renovation project was made possible with about $9.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration funds.
The multi-phase project includes a complete overhaul from floor to ceiling with new terrazzo flooring, vaulted ceilings, lighting, restrooms, furniture, charging stations, and more. In addition to the interior renovations, the airport also features infrastructure improvements to ensure the longevity of the facility for years to come, including a new HVAC system, fire alarm, roof system, and fire suppression systems.
A captivating addition to the transformative airport renovation project includes the completion of new art installations. The City of Waco collaborated with Creative Waco to commission four art pieces that welcome both local residents and travelers through a journey of Waco’s rich history and vibrant culture. "Ice Age Migrants" by Manca Ahlin intricately laces together a tribute to the Waco Mammoth National Monument, while "Waco, Texas—Past, Present and Future" by Mike Tabor artfully features the iconic Waco Suspension Bridge in both its 1870 brick-faced and 1914 stucco-faced facades. "Welcome to Waco" by Eirini Linardaki bursts with color, featuring landmarks like the ALICO building and the Suspension Bridge, adorned with illustrations contributed by local residents in their native languages. Bryant Stanton's "Silent Wings, Taking Flight" tells the local flight story with metallic scissor-tailed flycatchers on an aluminum spiral honoring the Women Army Service Pilots and their pivotal role during World War II. Lastly, "Wichita Grass Houses" by Camargo Copeland Architecture merges tradition with technology, presenting a computer-engineered panel that showcases the construction of Wichita Grass Houses, a testament to the indigenous heritage of this region.
The City of Waco is also excited to launch a rebranding of the Waco Regional Airport alongside the renovation unveiling.
We hope to see you there!
Friday, December 15, 2023 | 11:00 AM
- 12:00 PM
Waco Regional Airport, 7909 Karl May Dr, Waco, TX, 76708, View Map