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Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) Consolidated Rental Car Maintenance and Storage Facility

PGAL served as rental car planner and Architect-of-Record for this 3.6-acre site that is the first piece of the terminal redevelopment at Santa Barbara.  The site is remote from the Airport and was conceptualized as a true "common" facility used for the maintenance and storage of rental car vehicles.  The shared and secured facility includes eight (8) fuel positions, two (2) car wash bays, five (5) individual maintenance and administrative areas and storage parking for 300 cars. Project challenges included the need to create secure yet shared common areas while designing a facility that could meet the financial goals of the Airport and its rental car tenants. The benefit of efficiency was gained through shared yet non-exclusive program elements (wash bays, fuel positions, maintenance bays, employee areas and vehicle parking areas). Aesthetically, the facility is distinct from the contemporary design of most ConRAC facilities as it incorporates the Spanish design influence so prominent in the area while meeting both the City of Santa Barbara's strict aesthetic and environmental standards and the State of California Title 24 Energy and Accessibility requirements. It has won numerous design and sustainability awards and through the inclusion of a photovoltaic solar solution providing 100% offset of electrical usage, the project earned LEED Gold Certification.  

Project Specs: Related Project Aspects:
City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Barbara, California
LEED Status:
Construction Budget:
$8 million
Construction Delivery:
Completion Date:
Consolidated Rental Car and Related Facilities
Sustainable Design

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