Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at EWR

Newark, NJ

The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Newark International Airport expresses a funky “downtown” theme through scale and texture. A series of distinct spaces are organized around a central faceted bar. Each space references an iconic downtown typology – café, theater, art gallery, restaurant, club, bar, lounge. The bar’s geometry incorporates an abstract canopy and two skylights. GMS provided structural engineering design for this 5,000 SF renovation including interior features and support structures for new mechanical systems.

Owner: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Architect: Slade Architecture

2017 Society of American Registered Architects National Design Award of Merit
2015 AIA New Jersey Award of Merit
2014 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards. Finalist
2013 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Lounge/Bar
2013 London International Creative Competition. Interior Design – Finalist
2013 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.  Americas Bar- Finalist