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LAX Theme Building- Encounter Restaurant

The architectural design of the Theme Building was a joint venture of William Pereira & Charles Luckman, Paul R. Williams, and Welton Becket. James Langenheim worked on the initial building design while at Pereira & Luckman. Landscape design by Robert Herrick Carter. General contractor was Robert E. McKee. The original construction was completed in 1961.

In 1992, the Los Angeles City Council designated the Theme Building a City Cultural and Historical Monument.

A renovation involving a new engineering design for the arch system, shoring the building's foundation, seismically upgrading various building elements, and providing required Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades was completed in 2010.
LAX Theme Building- Encounter Restaurant