American Airlines Ground Service Equipment Maintenance Building at Philadelphia International Airport

The Sheward Partnership was commissioned by American Airlines to design the new ground service equipment building. The building houses a fully-equipped vehicle repair shop and a newly established parts distribution center. The design emphasizes operational efficiency, enhances the work environment, and addresses building and airfield security requirements. The new building also included administrative and support space for 100 employees and will have a 16,500 square foot storage and distribution facility with 2 receiving bays and automated part storage. The Sheward Partnership also served as the LEED and Sustainability Consultant. The project achieved LEED Silver certification under the LEED for New Construction v2.2 Rating System, making it the first LEED certified building at Philadelphia International Airport.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Area: 56,000 square feet
Cost: $15 million
Owner: American Airlines
Benchmark: LEED Silver
Services: LEED Project Management

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