The San Diego International Airport ticketing hall façade faces west toward the nearby bay.
Studio James Carpenter, with Gensler, developed the 800’ long, 33’ feet high façade which greets passengers on arrival to the airport. The design’s vertical waves result in light-responsive and structurally efficient panels that embody the play of light on the ocean’s surface, constantly changing over the course of the day. A seamlessly integrated shading profile allows for views out while managing solar heat gain and glare.
The façade recently successfully completed its visual and performance mock-ups.