Client Federal Aviation Administration - NW Mountain Region

Palm Springs International Airport, Air Traffic Control Tower and Base Building

Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs international Airport replaced its air traffic control tower and constructed a new base building with a design unique to the airport and southern California's environmental conditions, varying utility rates and cooling loads. Four mechanical systems were analyzed to determine the best life-cycle cost option. The parking garage located next to the tower has a roof with photovoltaic panels that have a 10 year payback. Clerestory windows were used in the power for interior lighting. The building is designed to LEED Gold standards.

At a glance

127 Foot Tall Tower

7,000 SF

Facility Design


Photovoltaic Panels

Clerestory Windows

Air-Cooled Chillers with Ice Storage


Project Management

Architecture: Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection

Civil Engineering

Interior Design

Blast Analysis

Energy Study