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Signature Flight

Signature Flight

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Boston Logan International Airport, MA

Boston is host to Signature Flight’s flagship facility serving private and corporate jets. As part of Massport’s requirement that all new facilities be LEED certified, this project is the USGBC’s first certified fixed base of operations (FBO) type. KMDG made a successful case for the inclusion of a landscape ‘waiting space’ to be carved out of the overly paved and impervious ground plane at the airport. The resulting forecourt garden is united with the interior architectural spaces by a wood scrim-wall that frames the New England inspired landscape.

Here, that language is distilled to a simple aspen grove underplanted with fern and groundcover, a lawn that allows functions and press events, and a zone of ornamental grasses, symbolic of the salt marshes along the airport’s coastal perimeter.

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Project Details

Location:
Boston, MA

Client:
Signature Flight
Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport)

Status:
Complete

Awards:
2009 Merit Award in Design, Boston Society of Landscape Architects
2008 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
2007 Merit Award in Design, AIA New England

Team:
Chan Krieger Sieniewicz (now nbbj), architect
Schenkel Shultz Architects, architect
KMDG, landscape architect

Photography:
Christian Phillips Photography


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