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Santa Barbara Airport Terminal Restoration & Expansion

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Project Description

Intimate and welcoming illumination enhances the dark finishes of this Spanish-style airport terminal.


The 1942 Terminal was dedicated in the 1960’s to Earle Ovington, a Santa Barbara resident who piloted the first airmail flight and for whom the historic terminal was dedicated. The original airport was beloved by the community for its quaint residential scale and although expansion and upgrades were long overdue, the HLB team kept the intimate, welcoming feeling of the original airport. The entry experience was carefully crafted with bollard lights at human scale and a ceremonial chandelier within the grand entry hall to keep the neighborly and charming first impression. The HLB team rehabilitated and reused the original luminaires as a way to preserve the historic feeling of the original airport.

HLB worked closely with the HNTB Corporation team on the new, two-level terminal building, associated landside development, airside development, temporary terminal facility, off-site car rental facility, and 1942 Terminal rehabilitation.


Project Highlights

LEED Gold Certification

Architect

• HNTB Corporation
• PMSM Architects

Location

Project Background

• 72,000 square feet
• $32 million

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