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Luxivair SBD

San Bernardino, CA

The “Million Air Experience” came to San Bernardino right as the airport was being transformed from Norton Air Force Base into San Bernardino International Airport for public and private guests. JRMA’s design and master planning, in cooperation with CSA, focused on providing both Million Air and the new airport a vision of what San Bernardino’s aviation future could be.

The project included a flagship FBO for Million Air, now Luxivair, in addition to a new 31,000 square foot hangar, additional offices for tenants, a new two-story office addition to an existing hangar, and a new three-story structure for the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and aviation tenants. 

The vision of the project was to provide a visual gateway to the area through the curved arrangement of the building campus.  The FBO sits at the mid-point of the complex and provides a dramatic tapered barrel vaulted roof; a modern adaption and reminiscent of the 1940’s style hangars still on the field.  A mixture of glass, metal, stone and warm earth tones are used throughout the FBO and the entire facility to set a precedent for future development at SBD.

Project Facts
Location: San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA), CA
Completion: 2010
Site Area: 11 AC
Total Building Area: 50,430 SF
Service Type: Architectural Design, Structural Engineering
 
Awards
  • 2010 Congressional Merit Award
  • 2010 San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce Design Award for New Construction
  • 2010 Southern California Chapter "Quality of Life Awards" in "Transportation Facilities" Category, The American Society of Landscape Architect (ASLA)
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