Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK

Jamaica, NY

The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK International Airport is a modern take on 1960’s air travel and functions as a hybrid private members club, boutique hotel lobby, restaurant and bar. It incorporates a sinuous stainless steel rod and walnut fin wall, intricate ceiling, and several raised platforms to divide the space into varying zones based on acoustic level and length of stay. GMS provided structural engineering design for this 10,000 SF renovation including interior features and support structures for new mechanical systems.

Architect: Slade Architecture

Owner: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

2015 SARA National Design Award for Interiors
2014 AIA New York Design Award – Interior Merit Award
2014 AIA New York Archtober Building of the Day
2013 Leaf Interior Design Awards. Hospitality Building of the Year – Finalist
Interior Design Magazine – Best of 2012 Lounge/Bar Award
2012 MetalMag Architectural Awards. Interior
2012 London International Creative Competition. Interior Design – Finalist
2012 International Hotel Motel Restaurant Show Gold Key Awards. Lounge/Bar – Finalist
2012 FX Award for Leisure or Entertainment Venue