AlfaTech Delivers Sky-High Luxury on the Ground at SFO

New State-of-the-Art Centurion Lounge is a Model for Sustainable Opulence

AMEX envisioned a unique, sophisticated and state-of-the-art lounge to accommodate its exclusive members and to be a destination locale within the new international terminal at SFO, and desired LEED Platinum status. To compliment HOK’s design, AlfaTech provided innovative and sustainable mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design, as well as technology and security services for this high-end, 8,000 SF project.

The American Express Centurion Lounge features a two-story living wall, a wine wall with a tasting station, private work spaces, a family area enclosed by glass, a member services desk, restrooms with showers, a relaxation area, a full kitchen, an open bar, and ample seating and dining areas.


Living wall (first at SFO)
43% lighting power density (LPD) reduction
42% water use reduction
75% sensor controlled lighting
Energy Star appliance equal to 100% rated power
State-of-the-art systems and controls


Client: American Express
Architect: HOK
MEP, Technology and Security Design: AlfaTech
Contractor: Turner Construction



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