Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Common Use Lounge

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
– Common Use Lounge

A new design for a fresh new idea.

Patano Studio Architecture was selected to design the new Common Use Lounge at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The lounge was originally built by Northwest Air as an addition to the South Satellite.  In 2009, many airlines made the decision to cut airport lounges as a way to cut costs during the economic downturn. The Port of Seattle saw an opportunity to re-purpose the old lounge to cater to multiple airlines by staggering schedules to accommodate more than one airline. Patano Studio took the Port’s idea and re-envisioned it into a common space catering to multiple airlines and improving the passenger experience. The design utilized a fresh new look with many features such as reclaimed lumber for the reception desk, large bookshelf and walk up bar.  A VIP area was incorporated into a corner of the lounge that shares a stunning view out to the ramp.