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May 26, 2017
Delta Seattle Sky Club
General contractor: PCL Construction Services
Owner/developer: Delta Air Lines
Primary designer: ECH Architecture
PCL Construction Services built a 23,400-square-foot, two-story Sky Club lounge for Delta Air Lines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The work involved adding new second- and third-story spaces adjacent to concourses A and B. The lounge includes 18,900 square feet of concourse-level spaces and 3,000 square feet of mezzanine-level spaces, and a new mechanical tower.
The location provided an incredible challenge. The lounge was constructed directly above an active baggage-handling facility, between two active gates, with wing tips constantly within 25 feet of the project. Nonstop tug traffic was even closer. Building this project required extensive coordination.
Design elements included an outward-sloping curtain wall that incorporates View Dynamic Glass, which automatically adjusts tinting to reduce glare and energy use. The interior scope included curved walls, soffits, ceilings, floors and casework. All these elements posed their own challenges and required precise coordination during submittal and construction.
A full building-information model was created and used to coordinate all aspects of the construction, even down to the interior glass handrails. This also allowed for early development of shop drawings and release of material for production, which minimized lead times and accelerated construction.
“My experience with PCL on the Delta Seattle Sky Club has been outstanding,” said John Head, general manager of corporate real estate for Delta. “Meeting a tough schedule has been a driving factor throughout this project. This gave me concern that to meet the schedule, quality would be sacrificed. To the contrary, the quality to date has been some of the best I’ve seen in my 30 years at Delta.”