A relatively new feature at St. Louis Lambert International Airport probably goes unnoticed by most travelers. In 2016, the Airport introduced new indoor Service Animal Relief Areas (SARA) in each of the concourses. These federally-mandated areas make traveling easier for passengers with service animals. SARA’s in both terminals enable passengers flying with service animals or pets to utilize these facilities without having to leave the secured areas. SARA’s were installed outside Terminals 1 and 2 in 2009.
The design project was one of the most interesting for Grice Group Architects, according to owner, Karl Grice. The MBE-certified firm is currently in its fifth year of providing professional architectural services to the Airport under the Open Ended Architectural Design Professional Services Agreement.
Taking a creative approach to unusual projects like the SARA’s is just one reason that Grice Group Architects were honored at the Airport’s March 31, Business Diversity Forum with the award for Professional Services. Grice Group Architects were recognized for its excellent architectural designs and for consistently going above and beyond in providing professional services in a timely manner.