Pacific Flyway, 2010
Commissioned by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Poised on the edge of the Pacific Rim, San Diego is blessed with a rich natural environment.
Two seating areas were sited randomly around each of two palm trees at the airport's Terminal One, making each palm an oasis of calm for busy travelers. Shown on the seat tops are the fleeting images of birds that inhabit San Diego’s coastline and inland areas, done in rustic terrazzo.
On the ground plane, tide pool imagery drawn from representative area species, including sea stars, anemones, and sea urchins, enhances the terminal entrances. They consist of a Lithocrete® matrix of seashells, beach pebbles, recycled glass, and terrazzo imagery.