Grand Central Air Terminal

Our restoration of Glendale’s Grand Central Air Terminal began with extensive research. Adapting the Spanish Colonial landmark to its new role, as a corporate campus for the Walt Disney Company, required sensitivity and a passion for architecture’s history.
The restored clay tile roof, archways and Art Deco accents give the building its distinctive character. Inside, the historic light fixtures, columns and tiled ceilings conjure a previous era’s sense of adventure.
We collaborated with landscape architect Pamela Burton to reimagine the former concourse, runway and taxiway as an accessible, elegant outdoor event space. Hardscapes contrast open lawns and gardens interspersed among paths and benches. Sustainable into the future, the landscape features water-conserving grasses, permeable paving and indigenous, shade-providing trees. As a forward-looking tribute to the past, Grand Central Air Terminal received a Conservancy Preservation Award and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.