Southwest Airlines Expanding Dallas Headquarters

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder for nearly 40 years, announces it has won the award to build Southwest Airlines’ new office and training facility on that company’s corporate campus in Dallas, TX. The $150 million aviation construction project will begin in June and is expected to be complete in early 2018.

aviation constructionThe new building, called “Wings”, consists of a 414,000 square foot office building and an attached 367,000 square foot flight training center, which will house 18 flight simulator bays, associated offices, and ancillary areas. The training portion of the structure will be constructed out of a special hardened building that can withstand 210 mile winds as it must remain operational every day of the year in all weather conditions. Also included in the project is a 1,900 car parking garage and surface parking that together will provide for a total of 2,500 cars, as well as additional site work and construction of pedestrian bridges.

“We are thrilled that Southwest Airlines chose McCarthy to build this new addition to their headquarters campus,” said Ray Sedey, McCarthy’s Texas region president. “Due to our experience in building cutting edge corporate headquarters and training centers for top companies, as well as many airport projects, we know how to approach this project to get it done on time and within budget.”

Southwest’s corporate campus is adjacent to Love Field Airport. The project architect is BOKA Powell and the landscape architect/civil engineer is Pacheco Koch. Reed Wells Benson is the mechanical and electrical engineer and L.A. Fuess Partners and Ponce-Fuess are providing structural engineer services on the project.

McCarthy has completed 40 airport projects ­­ from large-scale airport expansion and renovations, custom border patrol, federal inspection, flight and gate information and display systems, security screening checkpoints, and baggage handling systems to airport parking facilities. Currently, McCarthy is also working on the $92 million Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal E enhanced parking structure.