We partnered with ACI Jet at the San Luis Obispo Airport to lead the design of a new 28,300 square foot Guest Terminal Facility and adjacent 29,200 square foot Private Jet Hangar. The use of natural wood finishes, exposed steel and neutral colors inside and out creates a space that seamlessly transitions travelers to California’s Central Coast wine country.
Guests are introduced to the ACI Jet experience through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a view inside. Passengers entering the building from the tarmac are welcomed by a reception area highlighted by a curved wood feature wall and ceiling. Situated next to the reception area is a curved steel and wood feature stair that leads to the second floor with views of the picturesque hills, the CEO’s office with balcony views to the tarmac and the boardroom.
The metal showroom hangar featuring a steel structure with white floors and metal walls is the perfect housing to showcase the elegance of private jets. The exterior corner glass and floor-to-ceiling glass windows between the new guest terminal building and new hangar provide impressive views of the jets as guests approach the building, as they enter, and from the second-floor bridge. The lighting design showcases the planes on display like a high-end retail showroom.
Strategically separated from the front-of-house, the back-of-house area has views into the existing hangar used for maintenance and service, and is equipped with offices, pilot lounges, a catering kitchen, employee break room, and service offices.