PAH New Passenger Terminal Program

After nearly 70 years, the Barkley Regional Airport (PAH) was in need of an upgrade and began planning for a new $42 million airport terminal to better support future economic growth opportunities in Western Kentucky.

After a terminal siting, footprint study, and validation was conducted, our team designed a concept layout plan featuring a terminal apron and taxiway connectors, weather station relocation, a new passenger terminal, rental, employee, and passenger parking lots, an entrance drive, and rescue and maintenance facilities. Encompassing roughly 75 acres, the new 25,000-square-foot terminal features a modern and efficient design for a better, easier, and more enjoyable travel experience. With more robust travel options and a design allowing for future expansion, the possibilities are endless.

Project summary

25K sf.

The new 25,000-square-foot terminal allows for future expansion.


The site encompasses roughly 75 acres.

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Jamin Heldt, PE*

Jamin Heldt, PE*
Section Manager, Senior Engineer

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Jamin over a decade of experience in the design and construction of aviation, municipal and transportation projects. His resume includes project management and geotechnical, hydraulic, environmental, and highway engineering. While his experience includes municipal and transportation applications, his career has focused on aviation design and construction services.