The Minister of Transport of Kenya has announced the award of the contract for the planning, design and construction supervision for the expansion and modernization of the terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The terminal development project, which is supported by the World Bank, will improve security at the terminal, increase capacity, provide a new area for restaurants and retail, and generally improve the terminal.

Sypher:Mueller International Inc. (Sypher) is an airport planning and development firm with offices in Ottawa, Canada, San Diego, California and Barbados. Founded in 1981, Sypher has led or participated in airport developments in 57 countries. It is currently leading airport developments in Jamaica, St. Vincent, Barbados, Toronto and St. Lucia, and is part of current planning and design teams for San Jose (California), Doha (Qatar), Tocumen (Panama), and Kigali (Rwanda).

Queen’s Quay Architects (Q2), based in Toronto, Canada is an architectural practice with expertise in airports, retail development, hotels and universities. Q2 is currently the architect on the $100 million Grantley Adams Airport development in Barbados, and the terminal expansion/modernization in St Vincent in the Grenadines. The Principals of the firm have been involved in other airport developments in the past, including Hanoi, Seoul, Halifax and Saint John (Canada).

The JKIA consulting team also includes Kenyan architects and engineers Mruttu Salmann & Associates, Chal Consult, Muambi Associates, Otieno Odongo & Partners, WestConsult, M&E Consulting Engineers, and Lariak Landscapes.