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Read more below to learn more about MLM-Martin Architects, Inc.'s current involvement in community service projects, awards, project spotlights, media coverage, get team updates, accomplishments, our white papers, and more.


Orlando International Airport

South Terminal Complex

Receives Multiple Awards in 2024





Client: Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Design Architect: Fentress Architects

Architect of Record: HNTB Corporation

Associate Architects: Baker Barrios, MLM-Martin Architects, Inc., Rhodes + Brito Architects, Inc.

General Contractors (CMAR): Hensel Phelps; Turner Construction Co.
Structural Engineer: C&S Engineers
Airfield Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn
Landside Civil Engineer: Atkins

Electrical Engineer: Matern Professional Engineering

The $2.8-billion centerpiece of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s 300-acre South Terminal Complex program opened on time and under budget in fall 2022, despite the pandemic that depleted passenger revenue and disrupted supply chains. To meet the four-year timeline, the project team employed four alternative delivery methods: landside and airside construction management at-risk; a design-build-operate-maintain baggage team; design-bid-build award contracts and multiple design-build concession/tenant packages. A decision-tracking tool enabled the team to document and track decisions efficiently. 

Flyers entering Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C might first notice the iconic prow at the entrance and the vivid experiential media exhibits. But the new structure isn’t just about form—it’s very much about function. The 1.3-million-sq-ft terminal incorporates firsts for U.S. airports: technologies such as 100% total virtual ramp control; 100% advanced automated screening lanes; 100% facial recognition “e-gates;” a “Bags First” design and a 100% trackable baggage system.

The terminal is certified as one of the first LEED v4 airport campuses in the U.S., with a design that provides 25.6% energy cost-savings over the latest ASHRAE 90.1-2010 standard.

The airport now can serve an additional 12 million passengers annually, generating an economic impact of $5.6 billion.

Photos courtesy of Michael Robinson Photography and ABC-CF.

READ MORE HERE in the Engineering News-Record's 2023 Best Airport/Transit award article publication.

READ MORE HERE in the ACEC-FL Engineering Excellence Awards program.

READ MORE HERE in the ABC - CF EIC Eagle Awards Project of the Year nominee, Free Enterprise winner program to Turner Construction Company + Kiewit, Joint Venture. 


READ MORE HERE about the Orlando International South Terminal Complex 2023 and earlier Awards on our Awards page.

#aviationdesign #awards

Categories: Awards, Celebrations, Client News, Project Updates


Welcome Sarah Potier as MLM's Spring 2024 Architectural Design Intern

MLM is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team: Sarah Potier. Sarah is a Senior at the University of Central Florida working towards her Bachelor of Design and expects to graduate at the end of the summer. Welcome aboard.

#architecturestudents #thefutureisbright

Categories: Team Updates

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Happy 3rd Work Anniversary to our Marketing & Business Development Administrator, Melissa J. Martin

Thank you Melissa Martin very much for everything you do! Congratulations on 3 years of dedicated service advancing our marketing and business development to a new level. We all appreciate your efforts!

#Kudos #ThankYou #workanniversary #3years


Categories: Team Updates, Celebrations


Just Announced: Universal EPIC Universe Opening 2025

Experienced in themed entertainment and having worked at Universal Studios (c) and Universal Studios Islands of Adventure (c) in the past, MLM-Martin Architects is incredibly excited of Universal's recent announcement of an inside look at its newest theme park: Universal EPIC Universe. 


Five Immersive Worlds. One Amazing Theme Park. 

In 2025, Universal Epic Universe changes everything. Explore astounding worlds beyond anything you’ve experienced before.

Learn more HERE.

Categories: Client News, Themed Entertainment

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SCADspark Savannah College of Art and Design Career Fair

Vice-President Miguel A. Martin, AIA visited his alma matter Savannah College of Art and Design's School or Architecture and Building Arts Career Fair. He interviewed several strong candidates for our ongoing Internship Program while catching up with lifelong friends and former Professors.


Interested in applying for our Summer Internship Program?


Click here to learn more.  


#designingforthefuture #architecturestudents  #internshipprogram


Categories: Team Updates, Networking


Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Orlando International Airport

(BP-S195) South Terminal C Phase 1X Airside Concourse

Topping Out Event Ceremony

Heavily involved as an Associate Architect in the GOAA (BP-195) South Terminal C Phase 1X Airside Concourse design under Architect of Record HNTB, Miguel L. Martin, AIA was honored to attend the topping out event ceremony on behalf of Miguel A. Martin, AIA on December 14, 2023. MLM celebrated with many other dedicated firms as they hoisted the final beam on top of the structure during its construction. 


This fast-tracked project has been an honor to work on, and we are so excited for additional things to come at GOAA! 

Categories: Project Highlight, Celebrations

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Associated Builders and Contractors

of Central Florida

Excellence In Construction Awards

Vice-President Miguel A. Martin, AIA was honored to participate as a Judge for the 2023 Associated Builders and Contractors of Central Florida Excellence in Construction Awards. The project entries are judged on execution of design, quality of craftsmanship, attention to detail, proper installation, outstanding planning and coordination efforts, challenges successfully overcome, project complexity, custom materials, safety program, and owner satisfaction.


He and Marketing & Business Development Administrator Melissa J. Martin enjoyed celebrating so many wins with partners in construction at the 2023 ABC EIC Awards Banquet. Congratulations to all!


#aviationdesign #aviationarchitecture #designingforthefuture


Categories: Awards, Celebrations, Networking


South Carolina Airports Coalition 2023 DBE Outreach Event 

Miguel A. Martin, AIA recently attended the South Carolina Airports Coalition 2023 DBE Outreach Event for Small Business Enterprises, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Women-owned businesses.  


This event hosts the SC Department of Transportation and multiple organizations in support of promoting minority and small business owners. It was a pleasure to meet representatives from Greenville Spartanburg International Airport, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Myrtle Beach International Airport, and Charleston International Airport.


Looking forward to seeing you again soon at the South Carolina Aviation Association Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach February 2024.

Categories: Networking, Business Development

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Georgia Airports Association

Annual Conference & Expo

Join Vice-President Miguel A. Martin, AIA and Marketing & Business Development Administrator Melissa J. Martin at the Georgia Airports Association Annual Conference & Expo at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wednesday November 1 - Friday November 3. Looking forward to connecting! Register HERE.


#aviationdesign #aviationarchitecture #designingforthefuture


Categories: Networking


New Hire Announcement:

Gabriela Salazar

MLM would like to welcome Gabriela Salazar to our growing team! Gabriela joined MLM in August as an experienced Architectural Designer. A USF alumni, Gabriela is bi-lingual in English/Spanish and even has experience in Marketing.


We are excited to have her join the MLM family especially as she finalizes her remaining CA-phase hours before sitting for her architectural examinations. You can do it! We’re all rooting for you!



Categories: Team Updates

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National Aviation Week 2023

MLM is honored to recognize and celebrate National Aviation Week, August 19-25, 2023.


#aviationdesign #aviationarchitecture #designingforthefuture


Categories: Celebrations


Women in Aviation Central Florida:

Girls in Aviation Day at Kennedy Space Center

Get ready for an electrifying Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) at the iconic Kennedy Space Center Launch and Landing facility on September 23, 2023.

This year's event promises an even more captivating and immersive experience for girls in grades 9-12. Prepare to be awed as you embark on a thrilling journey through the world of aviation and aerospace. 

Upon arrival, you'll be warmly greeted by our dedicated Chapter volunteers and Team Leaders. Exciting swag, including name badges, and more, will await you! ​The morning will begin with an exhilarating tour of static displays and vendors featuring some of the most remarkable aircraft. Get ready to explore, ask questions, and get hands-on with these incredible machines! 

After an energizing lunch, the real adventure begins with six action-packed, hands-on activities! You'll have the opportunity to delve into Air Traffic Control Simulators and explore the exhibitors solely there for you! 

Throughout the day, you'll have the unique opportunity to connect with industry professionals, female student pilots, military personnel, and engineers from prestigious organizations like United Launch Alliance and Sierra Space. Plus, a bus tour of the Kennedy Space Center awaits you! 

Don't miss out on this incredible event celebrating camaraderie, empowerment, and endless possibilities in the aviation industry. Join us at GIAD 2023 and be inspired!

Sign up and learn more HERE.  

#GIAD2023 #aviation #designingforaviation


Categories: Community Spotlight, Networking

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Intern Spotlight: Steven Vo

Today we celebrate our intern Steven Vo's last day at MLM before graduate school at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.'s School of Planning and Architecture. While working at MLM as an Architectural Intern for two semesters, Steven was a well-rounded teammate always willing to go the extra mile on a project while soaking up design solutions like a sponge. We are so excited to watch your personal and professional development!


Categories: Celebrations, Team Updates


Florida Airports Council Annual Conference & Expo

MLM's Vice-President Miguel A. Martín, AIA caught up with some amazing clients and enjoyed making new connections at the Florida Airports Council Conference & Expo July 23-26 in West Palm Beach. The future of aviation in Florida is VERY bright! 

#FAC2023 #aviation #designingforaviation


Categories: Networking

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Vote for Orlando International Airport, USA: North America's Leading Airport 2023

Our very own Orlando International Airport (MCO) has been nominated as one of North America's Leading Airports 2023 by World Travel Awards. Show your support by voting HERE until July 14, 2023.


Categories: Awards

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New Hire Announcement: Jan Carlo Heredia

Welcome aboard Jan Carlo Heredia! We are so excited to have you join the MLM-Martin Architects, Inc. team as a knowledgeable designer to help with our increasing workload. #growingtogether


Categories: Team Updates


Run for the Angels 5k at

Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) 

It was the first 5k for many of us, but not our last! MLM had a wonderful time at the Run for the Angels 5k in front of the Administration and U.S. Customs & Border Protection Building that MLM designed at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority's Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). It was really fun running on an airport runway!


Join us next year for a wonderful cause! All proceeds from the event benefit Angel Flight South East and their mission to arrange free flights so that children and adults can have access to the far from home doctors that can save their lives.


Categories: Community Spotlight, Team Updates

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Employee Spotlight: Antonio Aguerrevere

Always the first to crack a joke, we love the enthusiasm and light Antonio brings to MLM's office!


A former Orange County Project Manager, Antonio provides MLM with a unique and specialized skill set of seeing things from the client’s prospective. Incredibly talented having worked in the architectural design and construction services industry for 35+ years, Antonio's construction administration knowledge and QA/QC assistance is without reproach. He is incredibly thorough and detailed in helping make sure the clients get what they paid for, and their buildings are built per design drawings and specifications. Celebrating his 6th Anniversary with us, Antonio is truly an expert in his role at MLM. Thank you for your service!


Categories: Team Updates, Celebrations


Award Announcements: South Terminal Complex, Orlando International Airport (MCO) 

MLM is honored and humbled to be an Associate Architect working on this project with a talented group of design professionals to bring forth such an innovative and world-class terminal for millions of passengers to enjoy for years to come. Now awarded the following distinctions: 



Client: Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

​Design Architects: Fentress Architects

Architects of Record: HNTB Corporation

Associate Architects: Baker Barrios, MLM-Martin Architects, Inc., Rhodes + Brito Architects, Inc.

Featured News Stories:

- Global Design News

- E-Architect

- Click Orlando Local 6 News

- Simple Flying Airports First Look

- Travel + Leisure Magazine

- Orlando Magazine

- Travel Radar

- Orlando International Airport Press Room


Categories: Awards

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MLM Expansion: Now Registered for Business in Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee

We're growing!


MLM is proud to announce its recent business and professional Architectural registration in Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina where we will be expanding our design presence! MLM is also in-process with its reciprocity applications in these states and all expansion states to continue our DBE and MBE program participation.


MLM now holds professional and/or business licenses in 12 states total: FL, AL, GA, MD, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA.


Categories: Company News


Team Member Addition: Ethan Martin

Welcome to the team baby Ethan! Congratulations to parents Miguel A. Martin, AIA, Vice-President of MLM-Martin Architects, Inc. and Melissa J. Martin, Marketing and Business Development Administrator, and grandparents Miguel L. Martin, AIA, President, and Debra Martin, Interior Designer. The future looks very bright.


Categories: Celebration

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Community Spotlight: Arbor School of Central Florida 20th Anniversary and Annual Fundraiser

It is not often we get to support teachers like they deserve, but MLM's decision to become a sponsor for the THE ARBOR SCHOOL OF CENTRAL FLORIDA INC's 20th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Fundraiser was a no-brainer. A K-12 school for students with special needs, the Arbor School of Central Florida has a lofty goal to build their capital campaign for a new forever home campus that is specially designed for students with special needs and therapeutic education including career transitions.


We are reaching out to fellow AEC industry friends to join us in supporting this great fundraiser. We would LOVE to pack the Longwood Community Building with partner support. Also, if you are interested, they are still looking for additional sponsors. We hope you come out for this FUN event for a fantastic cause! We can't wait to see you there!

Visit their Fundraising Page for tickets, sponsorship opportunities and donation options to learn more. 

Categories: Community Spotlight


Project Spotlight: Elevation 89 Restaurant at the Ocala

International Airport (OCF)

Elevation 89 Restaurant offers a casual yet upscale dining experience at Ocala International Airport (OCF). Boasting impressive and ever-changing menu, airplane wing-top bar, and breathtaking views overlooking the airport's tarmac, MLM was proud to be the Architect of Record for this new must-experience restaurant. Date night-approved!

Featured News Stories:

- Ocala StarBanner

- Ocala Gazette


- Ocala-News First Look

- Showcase Ocala

- Ocala Home Guide

Watch this video of a Pilot's view of visiting Elevation 89 Restaurant at Ocala International Airport (OCF)

Categories: Project Spotlight, In the News

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Team Update: MLM is hiring for multiple positions

WE ARE HIRING! MLM needs experienced help to build our team with multiple positions. We are setting up in-person and phone interviews this week. All are welcome to apply.


Visit our Jobs Page to learn more. 

Categories: Team Updates


Team Update: Congratulations on your retirement, Brenda

MLM honors our long-standing Bookkeeper and Office Manager Brenda Nalley and congratulates her on her retirement. Thank you for your dedication to the team; always making our office a positive environment. Enjoy your retirement! Wishing you the best of health, happiness, and REST on your new journey life. 

Our new Bookkeeper and Office Manager, Alaine Gorman, will fulfill our Accounting/ Bookkeeping/ Invoicing and Office Management duties.

Categories: Team Updates, Celebrations

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Unveiling of Orlando International Airport's world-class new South Terminal C (MCO)

As an Associate Architect of Record, MLM helped Orlando International Airport’s South Terminal C provide a uniquely Orlando Experience at the world’s 7th busiest airport. The nearly $3B new terminal investment boasts 15 additional gates, hold rooms, shops, ticketing and checkpoints, alleviating congestion and a better passenger experience designed to add capacity for 10-12M more passengers each year. Both architecturally beautiful and technologically futuristic ahead of its time, Orlando South Terminal C was designed to create the next generation of a new Orlando experience. Natural light floods in through the skylights that run up the center of the structure, giving it a modern, airy feel as soon as you enter the building. The integration of architectural features, aesthetics, and amenities highlight Orlando’s central elements: the sky, gardens and water. Inside the 250,838-square-meter terminal, interactive screens display images of the region, allowing visitors to experience Central Florida in an interactive way.


MLM-Martin Architects, Inc. is incredibly proud to have worked with an amazing group of people for this spectacular project. We are so excited to help unveil this project after 7 years of hard work. And more is to come! Stay tuned for additional master planned growth on the horizon for additions to this South Terminal. Read more in the numerous news outlet stories, below.

Featured News Stories:

- Global Design News

- E-Architect

- Click Orlando Local 6 News

- Simple Flying Airports First Look

- Travel + Leisure Magazine

- Orlando Magazine

- Travel Radar

- Orlando International Airport Press Room

Categories: In the News, Project Spotlight, Celebrations


Grand opening of Allegiant's

Satellite Concourse C at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

Okaloosa County Airports officially opened Allegiant's Satellite Concourse C at Destin Fort Walton Beach's VPS Airport where MLM was proud to be the Architect of Record for this new landmark terminal. Reminiscent of the Emerald Coast from the moment you walk in with references to the boardwalk, sugar sand beaches, seashells, crystal-clear waters and welcoming sunshine, Allegiant's new Satellite Concourse C boasts 5 new gates affording passengers an updated experience with fantastic amenities including restaurants, shops, expanded hold rooms and more.  

Featured News Stories:

- Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners

- Local ABC3 WEAR-TV

- Local MSNBC News Channel 7 WHJG

- Get The Coast local news and community

Categories: In the News, Project Spotlight, Celebrations



Project Award: CMCD Immokalee Hangar Project at Immokalee Regional Airport (IMM)

MLM proudly announces its newest Project Award for the Collier Mosquito Control District (CMCD) Immokalee Hangar Project at Immokalee Regional Airport (IMM). MLM-Martin Architects, Inc. is honored to expand our services in Southwest Florida and Collier County with our long-standing combination of municipal, maintenance facilities, hangars, aviation, and master planning knowledge. Thank you for the opportunity!

Categories: Project Award

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