Los Angeles World Airports

client: Los Angeles World Airports

location: Los Angeles, California

Prior to Mayor Riordan leaving office, the City of Los Angeles will have its new airport beautification project well underway. The mayor’s office, task force and community advocates visioned a dramatic new image for the airport, bringing LAX into the millennium.

The design team’s idea embraces the concept of Airport as Garden. In a dramatic contrast to the existing harsh exterior environment, the new airport will be visually pleasing, comfortable for passengers and guests, and allow smooth transit functions.

Phase 1 improvements include new pedestrian paving, signage, and furniture for the arrival and departure levels, gateway landscaping at Sepulveda and Century Boulevards, signage, and canopies in the Central Terminal Area.