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Architect of Record | Giuliani Associates
Structural Engineer | Ammann & Whitney
M/E/P | RDK Engineers
Food Service Designer | L2M Food Service Design
General Contractor | TMG Construction




Project Description:  To provide special services for premium fare passengers, Lufthansa developed a two-story facility in a previously unfinished tenant area near its departure gate on Concourse B at Washington Dulles International Airport: 5,000 SF business class lounge on the lower level and 5,000 SF first-class lounge on the upper level, with direct access to the aircraft boarding gate. A portion of the existing building floor structure was removed and re-

framed to accommodate a new monumental stair to connect the two levels. The monumental stair consists of open-riser treads cantilevered from a central curved stringer with stainless steel handrails and glass balustrade.  The stair opening is accented with cove-lit wall panels.  An elevator was also installed for handicap access from the second level entry to the lower level.

  • Survey, documentation, & analysis of existing conditions
  • Alternate investigations for value engineering studies
  • Preparation of contract documents in compliance with MWAA Design Manual
  • Consultation with MWAA Building Codes and Environmental Department and oversight agencies
  • Coordination of engineering systems with building structure and architectural features
  • Coordination of airport access control (security) systems with architectural features
  • Construction support services including RFI responses, submittal review, and on-site observations

Finishes include both domestic and imported materials, including porcelain and slate tiles, stainless steel trim, fabric wall coverings, and a decorative metal ceiling with integrated utilities.  

Custom millwork was domestically fabricated, but all loose furniture was imported from Germany.

Professional Services:  As architect of record for the Lufthansa Lounges Giuliani’s responsibilities included:

  • Prime consultant responsible for directing & coordinating sub-consultants
  • Schematic design including alternate space plans
  • Collaboration with Lufthansa design staff for the programming and conceptualization of the project
  • Consultation with Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority staff to ensure compliance with design manual
  • Design development including incorporation of corporate standards into design
  • Collaboration with Lufthansa operations personnel to ensure functionality of facilities
  • Contract documents including incorporation of finish materials and furnishings from Germany
  • Coordination of engineering distribution systems with architectural features
  • Interior design including specialized millwork detailing for lounge and café cabinetry
  • Construction phase services, both on-site and in-office support

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