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Posted on: October 8, 2020

New Airport Terminal featured on “The Insider”: City of Murfreesboro Podcast

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Murfreesboro’s new Municipal Airport Terminal is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,” the City’s monthly podcast. Listen to “Insider” at The Insider Podcast

If you prefer to watch the podcast on YouTube, including video and photos of the new terminal, visit Both podcasts will be available beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 8.    


The City recently completed construction of a new Municipal Airport Terminal, replacing the old terminal built in 1952.   The new 16,000-sqaure-foot terminal includes a large main lobby with raised and ground level observation areas, lounge seating, a large leasable business conference center, smaller conference room space, pilot lounge, and office space. 


Topics discussed with Airport Manger Chad Gehrke and Planning Director Greg McKnight include: 


  • How the Design-build process maximized budget efficiency. 
  • Features of the new Terminal that is four times larger than the old Terminal. 
  • Why designers and city officials included a conference center and observation deck. 
  • How the process of designing and constructing a new Terminal changed.  


Murfreesboro-based Smith Design Build, a commercial building contractor, and Nashville-based architectural firm Lowen+Associates, LLC teamed-up on the design. The airport caters to the Aerospace Department at Middle Tennessee State University, with leasable space in the new terminal, and Air Methods LifeFlight emergency medical transport for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  


This latest edition of “The Insider” is available via Podbean, Spotify and Apple Podcast. Podcasts can be accessed on the City of Murfreesboro’s website. Just click the Podcast link on the bottom of the homepage under “Connect With Us” then click the latest episode or listen to previous episodes. 


“Insider” is hosted by Mike Browning and produced by Michael Nevills. This edition was produced on location at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport Terminal.  


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