Chicago Architects Brininstool + Lynch: UA Red Carpet Club

UA Red Carpet Club

Chicago, Illinois


The first new United Airlines lounge to be constructed in nine years, this Red Carpet Club at O’Hare airport literally moves travelers away from the congestion of the terminal holding area, and brings them through a series of spaces that offer relief from airport intensity in a serene environment for work and relaxation. An abundance of natural light is created by a series of modular wood screens at the perimeter of the space, providing warmth and comfort as well as a carefully screened visual connection to the outside operations of the airport.  Specific lounge areas are distinguished by furniture and materials, and anchored by a circulation core of glass, stainless steel, and stone.

Project Type



12,300 square feet


Northwest Contractors


Pentagram, Branding, Design
Bovis Lend Lease, Program Manager
TGRWA, Structural
WMA Engineers, MEP, FP, IT


Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing