- Passenger Lounge
As part of the drive to bring new life to Terminal 2 at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Airport Terminal Services (ATS), a ground handling and concessions service provider, wished to build a common-use lounge by renovating and repurposing a space that had sat dormant and empty for nearly 15 years.
ATS leveraged our knowledge of working in an operating airport environment by making our team the design-builder for the project.
The design-build delivery method contributed to the quick completion required by ATS. Our team was able to continue work on the designs while subcontractors were hired, further compressing the schedule. Opened in January 2018, the first Wingtips Lounge offers a design standard that will be used at upcoming ATS lounge projects at other major airports.
Through a fully collaborative process, we brought together different design elements to develop the overall look and feel of the space, including furnishings, wall coverings, menus for food and drinks, and local touches that tie the culture of St. Louis into the space.
We then offered ATS a wide range of renderings that displayed each design, allowing us to come together on a design that fit the client’s desired functionality of the lounge and appearance for the space. This also allowed ATS to see how the space would appear before any materials were purchased.
A large portion of the client’s design requirement was to create a space that would be flexible enough to be applied at other future Wingtips locations. Our design provided an efficient solution to the development of other Wingtips lounges by offering cost-effective materials and the ability for the design to morph to fit any space while including details relevant to the local culture.
- Design-build project delivery
The massive level of growth at Lambert has brought both obstacles and opportunities. Renovations of the concourse have opened new gates, and beginning in June 2018, some 109 flights depart from Terminal 2 daily.
Despite having an existing lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport, ATS wanted to develop an entirely new look and feel for the Lambert space. This design would then be used as the standard for developing additional Wingtips Lounges to be built at other major airports across the country.
Building in an active airport naturally requires careful planning and coordination by the project team to make sure that all personnel have the proper clearances. Additionally, the selected space for the new lounge was located directly above the Federal Inspections Service (FIS) area in Lambert, requiring special permits and screening for project crews.
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