Client: The Paradies Shops
Size: 10,000 SF
Pursuing Certification: LEED Silver
The Long Beach Airport added two terminal buildings in order to replace the maze of temporary trailers that were acting as housing security and passenger holding areas. Between these buildings, simply known as the North and South Concourses, lush garden court was installed, located on axis with the original terminal which was constructed in the 1940’s.
The North Concourse accommodates airlines catering to the leisure traveler while the South Concourse focuses on the business traveler. Our design added 10,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space to the existing airport concessions, managed by The Paradise Shops.
Featuring a variety of Long Beach-based “branding partners”, spaces were designed to reflect the unique character of local retailers and to complement the simple design of terminal structures with a contemporary aesthetic. The goal for both the Airport and the Concessionaire was for the retail interiors to evoke a relaxed resort‐like atmosphere serving as a flagship example of airport retailing.
Celebrating Southern California’s temperate climate, the design incorporates three distinct patios comprising 4,200 square feet of outdoor seating. Features within the patios include a fire place and fire table, living wall, cabanas, suspended lights, landscaping and an area for outdoor performances.
Building on the airport’s popularity for its affordability and convenience, these improvements will transformed the Long Beach Airport from a mundane collection of trailers into USA Today’s Top 10 Best Airports for Dining.