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October 26, 2017
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Interior Design

Airborne San Diego

Skydiving Training Facility. The structure houses two wind tunnels that lift users giving the effect of skydiving.  Structure is concrete with an excavation of 45 feet, small site downtown SD. In additional to the (2) skydiving tunnel chambers, the project will also offer a Café & Kitchen, a Retail Shop, Classroom/Training Rooms, along with (2) Party Rooms for Birthday’s or other special occasions. The interior of the project will have an open atmosphere by having an atrium which will go all the way up to the roof deck.  Visitors will be able to enter the front door and not only see the skydiving tunnel chambers, but will also be able to see the levels above.  The interior will consist of exposed concrete, floor to ceiling glass curtain walls, vibrant paints and colored glass, and high end millwork finishes.  The exterior of the building will consist of some exposed concrete but will predominately be a glass curtain wall system, along with a curved sheet metal panel system at the main entry.

  • Orchid Nominee

  • Project Address:

    1401 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Airborne America, Inc.

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Alan Fink/cfink@san.rr.com

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Carrier Johnson + Culture


  • PC

    Beautiful inside and out!

  • CASignInteriors

    As the proud signage vendor for this project, we can attest that this building is an art piece inside and out.

  • JC

    The clean lines and curves of the interior are amazing – absolutely loved the look when I visited.

  • John

    The photos above don’t do this place justice – great design, modern and clean.

  • Liz

    This facility is stunning!

  • Kathy

    As a fanatic of architecture and design, I can say the interiors of this space is none like I’ve ever seen.

  • Darlene

    Who knew an indoor sky-diving place could look so awesome! Blown away by how nice it was when i finally got to visit.

  • JB

    Truly a unique space.

  • JMV

    I love the simple design. The clean lines throughout the facility complement the space.

  • JAficial

    I had lots of fun here – what made it better was that the building was really nice inside. I wasn’t expecting much on the inside, but i was surprised by how great it looked in there. Definitely deserving of the award for the design.

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