Denver International Airport’s (DIA) South Terminal Redevelopment Program included a Westin hotel and a public transit center that accommodates a commuter rail line between DIA and Union Station. This expansion project enhanced the accessibility between downtown Denver and DIA. It is expected to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
With the inclusion of the hotel, guests could experience noise issues from air, road and rail traffic. Shen Milsom & Wilke conducted acoustical testing to document the noise and vibration levels generated by the airport’s existing people mover and commuter rail. Our consultants provided measured data for the design team’s structurally finite element analysis model. They documented the ambient transportation noise levels and used these measurements to develop noise control recommendations for the exterior building construction. They provided noise and vibration control recommendations for the adjacent guest rooms and conference spaces, and they made noise-control recommendations for the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
The audiovisual team provided digital, multimedia ability for all conference center spaces, guestrooms and public gathering spaces. Their design included a background music system throughout the building and grounds, a digital signage system for information distribution and a room scheduling system.
Westin Denver International Airport Featured in Architectural Digest, “14 Airport Hotels for the Design-Savvy Traveler” text by Jenna McKnight