tional) was often left up to the pilot.
port features that mattered most to them--a
pleasant or even stylish airport atmosphere, a
state-of-the-art pilot briefing room, a spacious
pilot's lounge, dedicated and sound-proofed
media rooms with cushy oversized leather
chairs to kick back and watch a movie, ultra
quiet sleeping rooms for an afternoon nap,
and elegant high-end locker rooms and bath-
rooms. Oh, and a spiffy snack bar.
and who then spent hours, sometimes entire
days, in the pilot's lounge killing time until the
executives finished their business, climbed
aboard, and were piloted home.
early in the design, Howard and I agreed to
dedicate a good portion of the square footage
of the building over to pilots.
business owners, who were routinely flying
business prospects, clients, customers, and
Photo courtesy of Patrick Y. Wong/Atelier Wong Photography.