A history of more
than 50 years
in shaping
our environment.




Los Angeles International Airport - LAX
Los Angeles, California


The Luckman Partnership was responsible for the design of the world's first airport designed to accommodate jet aircraft. Among the challenges facing the architects of the day were noise abatement, longer and widely separated runways, pavement design for large aircraft, unobstructed terminal gate areas, and the need for swift ground movement and handling to avoid costly delays. When planning was first undertaken in the early 1950's all of the design elements of jet airports we take for granted today were theoretical elements, still being debated on paper.

In addition, the airport had to be flexible enough to allow for the dispatch, safety and comfort of the 2,500,000 passengers in 1953 and the 23,000,000 projected for 1970.