SFO Terminal 3 Boarding Area E and Checkpoint

San Francisco Airport Commission – Associate Architect with Gensler

The reconstruction of SFO Boarding Area E has completely transformed the boarding area to meet the needs of today’s modern travelers. Key features of the new Boarding Area include high-tech interactive displays, thoughtful amenities, local dining and shopping options and a sustainable design acheiving LEED® Gold certification. Natural light, sweeping views, and more comfortable and spacious waiting areas create a sophisticated and relaxing space for passengers to enjoy. 

Originally constructed in 1981, Boarding Area E offers 10 gates for United Airlines guests. Renovated through a design-build partnership between Hensel Phelps, Gensler and the KPA Group, and associate architect Hamilton+Aitken Architects, the updated boarding area offers more spacious waiting areas, natural lighting and sweeping views, luxury amenities, unique local retail and dining options and thoughtful spaces for business travelers and families. Upon re-opening in January, the new boarding area accommodates customers on more than 50 arrivals and 50 departures each day.