This stylish airport terminal in
Burbank, California was inspired by elements of the new Beijing
International Airport. The sweeping roof lines evoke the light, airy
feel of modern aircraft structure.
The main terminal itself is steel frame supporting a large clear glass
envelope. The design challenge was to match the structural details with
the architect's vision.
The project includes a 30,000 sq. ft. hanger for the repair and
maintenance of aircraft as large as 727's. The steel hanger required
long span roofs with a wide door opening. As with the Peterson Aircraft
terminal, the accompanying taxiway was designed utilizing the latest
FAA computer programs to generate the required pavement strength to
accommodate large aircraft usage.
blue print from project. (pdf 469 Kb)