The overall design of the Starbucks canopy at Los Angeles International Airport was inspired by the patterns in “latte art”—a motif that both informs the structural system and provides a visual cue for customers. Like the Pinkberry canopy at LAX, this structure’s uniquely formed planar surfaces and 10,200 points of alignment demanded the creation of groundbreaking new software and manufacturing strategies. The sophistication and precision of our design and production processes enabled this self-supporting canopy to be pre-fabricated off-site, shipped as a system and assembled in only a few days.
- Location: Los Angeles, CA
- Architect: FLEX Designs Starbucks