Transportation & Parking Facilities
Kansas City’s recent downtown economic boom can be attributed in part to the $850 million, nine-block Kansas City Power + Light District, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and KC Streetcar, a 2.2-mile light-rail system that opened in May 2016. City of Kansas City.
In Los Angeles, the entertainment district L.A. Live is expected to benefit from the proposed exp...read more
The Port of Long Beach in Southern California has engaged in terminal expansions and other infrastructure improvements to handle larger ships coming from Asia and retain its position as one of the America's top ports. Image: Pixabay
But land constraints around the terminals are pushing asset prices and rents to new highs.
Rendering courtesy of Foster + Partners
The project will create key infrastructure for the future development of the city and provide it...read more
Courtesy of IBI Group
The route will connect with Toronto public transit.
Chicago's Union Station. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.
The third-busiest station in the country needs more space.
Renderings and video courtesy Broadway Malyan. Click here to enlarge.
The $100 million “Crown of Miami” will provide visitors panoramic views, and it will glow at nigh...read more
Dero's Bike Depot. Click here to enlarge.
The units accommodate short-term and long-term storage at transit stations, university campuses,...read more
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) Norfolk Transit Center, Norfolk, Virginia. ALPOLIC®/PE in SMX Silver Metallic Finish. Photographed by Chris Cunningham Photography.
Whether building architecture or catching a bus, everyone’s happy when things run right on schedu...read more
A 1,200-car parking garage planned for Fairfield, Calif. Rendering courtesy Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. Click here to enlarge.
Artwork and patterns will be displayed on the structure’s 600-foot wide façade.
West Hollywood Parking Garage. Photo courtesy LPA Inc. Click here to enlarge.
Using robots to store and fetch parked cars will save on carbon dioxide emissions.
Perforated panels and purple photovoltaic assemblies distinguish the building from the surrounding urban concrete during the day. LED “stripes” and a glowing lantern make the facility pop at night. Photo: Chang Kim Photography. Click here to enlarge.
The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ w...read more
The interior of the Oculus structure of the World Trade Venter Transportation Hub is pictured during a media tour of the site in Manhattan, New York City, March 1, 2016. Reuters/ Mike Segar
Designed to look like a dove being released from a child's hands, the Oculus structure, the hub's...read more
Target Field Station, Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: ©Morgan Sheff, courtesy Perkins Eastman
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest transit/TOD sector design and construction firms, as repo...read more
Renderings: © Governor Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo presented plans to turn Pennsylvania Station and the neighboring James A. F...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Logan Airport Rental Car Center, Boston. Photo: Arnold Reinhold via Wikimedia Commons
AEC teams have found fertile ground in building or expanding consolidated rental car facilities,...read more
Titled the Smart Microgrid Program, the ongoing initiative involves a network of fast and standard charging stations that allow electric cars to be charged in minutes.
The project was the first of its kind in Canada to successfully demonstrate the integration of so...read more
KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles extracted from the ocean. Renderings courtesy KWS Infra
KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles ex...read more
Photo: The Forest Home Garage in Ithaca, N.Y. All images courtesy of Green Parking Council.
The new program rates parking structures based on 48 elements of operation, from water reuse to b...read more
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) is the Grand Central Station of the...read more
The new transport hub will integrate the city center once separated by tracks. Renderings courtesy BIG
“Like a continuous thin sheet, the roof is gently lifted at its four corners, wrapping the city's...read more
A separated bike lane on Higgins Street in Missoula, Mont. Photo courtesy City of Missoula
The guide consolidates lessons learned from practitioners designing and implementing separated bi...read more
With the protected intersection, cyclists can make a left turn in two stages without crossing against oncoming car traffic. Rendering courtesy Salt Lake City
The templates are based on those found on Dutch streets.
The National September 11 Memorial Museum incorporates evocative artifacts of the destroyed Twin Towers, including the "Last Column" (pictured). It was honored with a Gold Award in BD+C's 2015 Building Team Awards. Photo: Jin Lee / courtesy 9/11 Memorial Museum
From Lean construction to tri-party IPD to advanced BIM/VDC coordination, these 14 Building Teams...read more
The Building Team for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center used a lightweight ETFE polymer roof system to overcome poor soil conditions. Photo: John Linden
Anaheim's Regional Transportations Intermodal Center is the largest ETFE project in North America...
The LEED-certified Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot in Harlem incorporates 6,290 sf of mosaic and laminated glass artwork that the transit authority commissioned from artist Shinique Smith. Chris Cooper/Chris Cooper Photography
A bus garage in Harlem shows that even the most mundane of facilities can strut its environmental...read more
The University of Oregon's Hatfield-Dowlin Football Performance Center earned a Merit Award for the design and structure of the facility. Image: Jeremy Bittermann
Calatrava's soaring Innovation Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University...read more
The slopes will minimze interference of the surrounding buildings from getting sunlight. Renderings courtesy 5+design
The complex, Diamond Hill, will feature sloping rooflines and a mountain-like silhouette inspired...read more
Fire-rated curtain wall systems filled this subterranean hub with natural light.