SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT

burke lakefront airport, cleveland, ohio

 

concept:

Signatures vision was to construct a pristine modulated terminal structure with an entrance porte cochere that would reflect the contemporary sophistication of downtown Cleveland and enhance the Signature Support Group Brand.

 

highlights:

The Signature terminal provides aircraft owners/passengers, reception/check-in, lounges, conference rooms, snack bar, restrooms, pilot lounge, flight planning, maintenance, and storage. The facility also provides Wi-Fi Access, secure parking, ground handling, shuttle service and on site car rental.

 

challenges:

The project being located on the Shore of Lake Erie is subject to lake effect extreme weather patterns and requires the utilization of cold weather design strategies to provide a successful energy efficient facility.

 

 

Rivers & Christian architect-of-record for a new, ground-up Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility for Signature Flight Support at Burke – Lakefront Airport (BKL). R&C working with tammy Edmonds Design provided complete architectural and interior design services to execute the general aviation, one hangar FBO facility. The airport is situated on the shore of Lake Erie, in the Northeast part of downtown Cleveland Ohio, which started operations in 1947 with a 3,600 feet long dirt runway.

 

The project is sited on a 4.2 acre Lease hold, which includes an 18,750 sq. ft. aircraft hangar and 5,445 sq. ft. new one story terminal building, customer parking, landscaping and aircraft ramp operations area. The Signature terminal provides aircraft owners/passengers, reception/check-in, lounges, conference rooms, snack bar, restrooms, pilot lounge, flight planning, maintenance, and storage. The facility also provides Wi-Fi Access, secure parking, ground handling, shuttle service and on site car rental.

 

The steel framed terminal is clad in glass storefront and cement board rainscreen system with 18 foot

high interior passenger lounge space and automobile porte cochere at the entrance. The pre-manufactured hangar is clad with gray insolated aluminum panels.

 

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