The American Airlines campus is an inspiring and unifying home for the world's largest airline

Fort Worth, TX, USA
American Airlines' Robert L. Crandall Campus consists of four buildings with offices subdivided into working villages.

American Airlines had a definitive vision for this expansive redevelopment: One Campus, One Team — a singular campus that unites frontline and management teams. The new campus is the central connection point for 130,000 team members worldwide, reflecting the values and aspirations of this iconic company and the forward-looking spirit of aviation.

The overall site plan of the American Airlines campus.

Named for retired Chairman and CEO, the Robert L. Crandall Campus is an important milestone in the company’s integration and unification vision.

The architecture’s dynamic sculptural forms celebrate the optimism and wonder of aviation.

“By bringing our workgroups together on one site, we believe we will build a more connected airline and will thrive forever.” 
— Jonathan Pierce, Director of Campus Culture and Change Management, American Airlines 

The new campus is home to over 12,000 employees and features a 600-room training and hospitality complex for pilots, flight attendants, and visiting team members. 

Inspiring connections on a grand scale 

The Skyview 8 Town Hall is the heart of the campus, offering an uplifting sense of arrival and community. Skyview 8 is a series of four buildings connected by a Town Hall with shared collaborative spaces, dining, and wellness amenities. The “working villages” have an intuitive and interconnected layout that foster spontaneous collaboration and promote equity across working groups.

A conceptual design section of Skyview 8 Town Hall. 

The expansive light-filled spaces have an intimate and relaxed sensibility.

“By respecting the site’s unique topography, we partnered with American Airlines to create an uplifting campus that reflects their values and exists in aesthetic harmony with the landscape.” — Gregg E. Jones, AIA, LEED AP

More About the Project

Project Team

Principal Collaborators

  • Architect of Record: Kendall Heaton
  • Structural Engineer: Brockette Davis Drake
  • MEP: I.A. Naman & Associates
  • Landscape Architecture: OJB Landscape Architecture

Project Information

  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  • Client: Crescent Real Estate
  • Site Area: 97 acres/39 hectares
  • Size: 1,556,654 sq. ft. / 144,617 sq. m.
  • Completion: 2019
  • Certification: LEED Gold
  • Firm Role: Design Architect
  • Principal Project Photography: Jason Schmidt

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