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Swinerton Delivers Modern Speakeasy to SFIA

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   April 28, 2016   |   Image Gallery »
Swinerton Delivers Modern Speakeasy to SFIA

Striving for a first-class gateway, San Francisco International Airport (SFIA) is continually upgrading its spaces. SFIA’s latest introduction is the Terminal 3 Concourse between boarding areas F and G, which includes three new gates, retail, and restaurants. Swinerton’s  San Francisco Interiors group recently wrapped up work on the only full-service restaurant in the concourse area—SSP America’s Union Street Gastropub. 

The focal point of the design of this 2,000-square-foot Gastropub is beer. The pub’s core contains a trapezoidal-shaped bar which has a solid, clean white surface countertop; central to the bar is a custom beer tower hosting 60 taps. The highlight feature of the pub is the custom beer bottle ceiling above the bar, which contains a single LED light in each bottle, and custom fabricated beer tubes that mimic piping as part of brewing equipment. The back of the house features a full kitchen with prep lines, pass-through refrigerators, cook line, soda setup, and grease hood with Ansul system. Back-lit living glass, custom white oak horizontal wainscot, and pergola beams framing the ceiling above the central bar create a dramatic environment in the dining area.

SFIA’s goal was for the concourse to open in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks to excellent communication, planning, and commitment to high-quality workmanship, the team successfully achieved substantial completion and TCO the same day as the Airport’s TCO—in time for the holiday rush.

Thanks to the project team for your diligent efforts: Project Managers Marc Boulland and Steffan Ravizza, Project Engineer Diego Quezada, and Project Administrator Kelly Khoury.