SFO Consolidated Administration Campus
In Collaboration with Perkins+Will
As the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has expanded over time, the diaspora of airport staff across the campus has caused increasing difficulty for collaboration and departmental connectivity which has diminished the sense of identity for the employees.
To remedy this development, the airport embarked on a master plan for a consolidated administrative campus that would unify the entire airport administrative staff.
Phase 1 of the multi-phase development brings together the SFO Museum, the only accredited museum within an airport in the country, with the design and construction, planning, and information technology divisions in a 4 story, 135,000sf building that will be the first piece of the planned redevelopment.
With an ambitious goal of creating a net-zero energy airport, SFO set a high priority for low energy use intensity for all of its developments. For the administrative campus, this means being capable of exceeding net-zero energy use and actually making up the difference for high energy functions of the airport.
The design for the skin optimizes natural daylighting while mitigating solar heat gain by reducing the window to wall ratio and shading the southern and western exposures with exterior louvers.