Education Meets the Airport

By:  Chad Hamilton

The cheerleading team from Belmont Notre Dame High School gave a rousing performance at the opening for San Francisco International Airport’s T3 East Concourse on Monday evening. The teens performed cheers, aerial lifts and dance routines to close out the opening gala event at SFO’s T3, which opens to the public on Wednesday, November 18, just in time for Thanksgiving travel. Joining the teens were dancers from the Embodiment Project – check out the hip hop theater and dance videos on their website at

The newly-renovated terminal includes spacious new gate areas and simplified security checkpoints, along with new art and museum exhibits. “This inviting, relaxing space features a fresh take on what we aim to deliver in all of our facilities – thoughtful passenger amenities, concessions representing the San Francisco Bay Area, inspiring public artwork, and environmentally-sustainable design,” said Airport Director John Martin.

The Terminal 3 East opening marks one more step in SFO’s long-term plan to renovate the airport. Previous projects at Terminal 2 and T3/Boarding Area E have been well received, sharing the design vision focused on improving the passenger experience at the airport.

Terminal 3 East was designed by Gensler and constructed by Hensel-Phelps. Hamilton+Aitken Architects served as associate architect for the project.