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JUN-JUL 2018

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June/July 2018 airportbusiness 33 TERMINAL DESIGN Atlantic also built a 30,000-square-foot hanger as part of the remodel. Since opening it has already garnered at least one new tenant. "Knowing the Milwaukee situation with hangers being at a premium, we felt the need to build something larger here and attract some business out this way," Read said. Read said the design process for the remodel began in August 2016. The terminal was completely closed during construction, with staff housed in a temporary hangar when construction began in January 2017. The facility reopened in May 2017, in time for the U.S. Open. All of the stone materials are from the Midwest. Even components such as bathroom sinks come from Bradley Corp., which is located in the Milwaukee region. "The interior materials were locally sourced, so we weren't picking out materials from Italy and shipping them over, so it made for ease of convenience to get it done on time," said Dawn Riegel, director, interior architecture and design, Ware Malcomb. Riegel said the firm worked with Morgan/Harbour Construction on the remodel of the Atlantic terminal at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, Illinois. The group worked together on the Waukesha terminal as well. "A different philosophy that Atlantic had from Palwaukee was really regionalize the locations with the d├ęcor, with the feeling and upgrading that hospitality," she said. "You don't want to come here and feel like you're at an airport. You want to come in here and feel like you're at home that you're comfortable and that if you do have to stay because there's a snowstorm or something that there's a nicer environment to be in." Read said they used a lot of dark woods and materials to give the terminal a Midwestern home-like feel. Pilots flying into Waukesha pass over major quarries nearby, so Read said a lot of the interior design uses stacked stone material as part of the prairie-inspired look of the facility. "Part of the inspiration of moving in this direction came out of Portland, Oregon, first with Atlantic," Riegel said. "Out there it's a little more earthy-feeling that nature meets the interior. Here there's a lot more stone, a little more richer feel, inside meets the outside, caramel colors; things that we would naturally find out here in the Wisconsin area." Light fixtures on the ceiling resemble propellers at Atlantic Aviation's terminal in Waukesha, Wis. Patsy McEnroe Photography

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