A Message from Justin Erbacci, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports
At a recent Board of Airport Commissioners meeting, the BOAC approved the award of a three-year Pre-Development Agreement (PDA) to LAX Community Partners (LACP). The PDA effort will advance the LAX Cargo Modernization plan through an environmental process and create a Phase 1 project definition, financial and phasing plan that will bring efficiencies and new technologies to LAX and the cargo community. The LACP team is led by joint venture partners Aeroterm and MJE-Loop Capital partners, supported by a diverse local team of architects, contractors, and consultants.
The LAWA celebrated the opening of LAX’s new 26,382 square foot Security Badge Office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. I was present at the event and was joined by members from the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, LAWA’s leadership team, the project’s design-build partner, Swinerton, Customer and Border Protection leadership and Security Badge Office staff. As the entity that oversees the security accreditation for nearly 50,000 badged airport employees, the Security Badge Office ensures that LAX personnel have been thoroughly vetted and documented. The thoughtful workplace design that informs the office’s layout, program and technology integrations allows staff to serve guests efficiently, providing an enhanced experience along the way. A focus on wellness is layered throughout the new Security Badge Office, with amenities including a meditation and lactation room, touchless water bottle filling stations and shower facilities. Additionally, ample amounts of natural light, sightlines to the landscape and the opportunity to arrive not just by car, but by bike, sidewalk, bus or shuttle, benefit the office’s employees and the broader community of users.