Luminous Heights

At the Sacramento International Airport, horizontal louvers on the exterior of the concourse building serve as one of the key elements in the project’s daylighting strategy and mitigate sun penetration and heat gain inside the building.

In the terminal (landside) building, exterior horizontal louvers also shade the interior. At night, the wooden ceiling is highlighted by ceramic metal halide uplights, surface mounted on the square structural columns of the main circulation spine.

Travelers can relax and get something to eat in the concourse building’s food court. Primarily lit by daylight, electric light—linear 32W T8s—is concealed in the sweeping expanse of the wooden-slatted ceiling. Decorative pole luminaires outfitted with 24W compact fluorescent lamps add an accent of light to the bright and pleasant space.

The ticket kiosks in Terminal B are accented with a lightbox header backlit by LEDs. The glow of light serves double duty as a wayfinding device for travelers. Linear pendants with 54W T5HO lamps put light on the ticket counter and 26W compact fluorescent downlights illuminate the baggage belt behind the ticket agents.

In the baggage claim area, a cove-mounted linear LED fixture uplights the wooden ceiling panels above each carousel.

Sacramento International Airport Site Plan

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