The Port of Pasco officials originally approached Terence L. Thornhill Architect to design a fixed base operations facility for incoming and departing private flights to replace an existing dilapidated facility. The primary design influence originated from the barrel vaulted World War II era US Military hangar facilities in the area.





Low profile arch forms were designed for both the hangar maintenance building and the administration passenger service building. A central axial entryway accented with a curvilinear translucent skylight leads the traveler from the entry to the tarmac area. On one side of this axis is a curved passenger service counter and on the other a gift shop featuring locally grown and developed products. The exterior materials are comprised of horizontal metal with mitered metal corners, accented with stucco clad arched forms.