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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. It is the second largest International gateway to USA, being served by over 80 airlines. LAX is No. 1 in origin and destination passengers in the world. There are nine Terminals all together, including the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). LAX is a major hub for west coast USA and occupies 3,425 acres. It is located about 15 miles south west of downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. The Airport has committed itself to improving passenger flow, satisfaction, and concession experience. Many building enhancements have been planned in order to pave the way for exceptional Concession build-outs. The design and interior detailing of Los Angeles Airport should reflect the vibrant image of the City, and be an example of the quality the Airport expects Concessionaires to consider and respect as they proceed with design at LAX. The Concession Design Guidelines have been prepared to facilitate the Concession Design approval process and provide a step-bystep guide to Concessionaires seeking to improve their leasehold. This document serves as a “road map” to aid in concept approval, design development and construction approval, permitting and construction for Concession Improvement Projects at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). These Guidelines have been prepared to assist Concessionaires, their Design Team and/or Contractor in understanding and responding to the requirements of your lease and the LAWA Construction Approval Process. The purpose is to establish a common process for the benefit of all Concessionaires. As defined by LAWA and used in these guidelines, the terms “Concession Improvement” and “Concession Improvement Project” mean any construction, remodeling, addition, and build-out of shell space performed by or for any concession occupying space at any airport operated by Los Angeles World Airports. Just as no two cities are ever the same; neither should two airports be alike. It is the uniqueness of a particular region, its environment, industry, tourism, history and people that travelers today look for and appreciate. “Sense of Place” is an expression of these characteristics through both the physical environment and the food and retail offerings within a particular airport. It becomes the aesthetic basis for base building infrastructure and the design guidelines for Concession build-outs. It can be described as the sense that you are somewhere unique. You become aware of that which you are experiencing, as it is tangible and real. You remember and appreciate. Part of the intent of these Concession Design Guidelines is to promote the Sense of Place at LAX terminals, encouraging Concessionaires to support and promote this unique region, and to do so while still maintaining a world-class quality of design, materials, and offerings.
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