Monterey Peninsula Airport District

Monterey Airport Terminal

The Monterey Peninsula Airport District (District) hired Jones Payne as project architect to support various capital improvement projects at Monterey Regional Airport (Airport). For 6 years, Jones Payne worked closely with the District, providing existing conditions surveys as well as needs analysis and feasibility studies for modernization and expansion of the terminal building, an office addition to the main terminal building, ADA compliance, and construction of new buildings.

For all projects, Jones Payne developed extensive construction phasing plans, allowing the Airport to remain fully operational while maintaining excellent passenger safety and comfort.


  • Designed a terminal modernization update that increased security, simplified circulation, and efficiently consolidated functions within the space.
    • The project incorporated approximately 5,000 square feet of new passenger screening and waiting areas, with 14,000 square feet of renovations within the existing terminal, including ticking offices and counters, concession facilities, restroom facilities, and baggage claim.
  • Designed a lobby addition and entrance upgrade that included the installation of a new hydraulic elevator and replacing the existing aluminum storefront system. Aging mechanical and electrical infrastructure was also replaced.
    • The addition and upgrade improved internal circulation and provided access to the 2nd floor administrative offices.
    • The building envelope of the added lobby space reflected and complemented the existing architecture.
  • Developed and prepared documentation of the existing terminal building, a feasibility study, area use studies, and fa├žade studies. The office addition plans increased existing office space by approximately 50 percent.
  • Provided studies for 2 new building projects, a rental car quick-turn-around (QTA) facility and an airport maintenance facility.
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