Texas Architect May/June 2008: Healing Environments
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texas architect 65 portfolio: ser vice Buildings 5/6 2008 the newly designed Leander Park and ride facility provides bus service to the community and will function as the terminus to the new capital Metro commuter rail line. McKinney architects designed the transit facility to work efficiently for both buses and pedestrians, in order to encourage the use of the bus system as the public’s main method of transportation. architects have designed a series of bus bays for each bus stop that surround a terminal building. the building includes capital Metro offices and a restroom facility. a path winds around the building and functions as a way-finding system that eas- ily leads people to the various bus terminals. the sleek design of each bus bay incorporates concrete piers with extended steel bars that support a cantilevered roof. the architects create a comfortable resting space for people as they await their next bus. the Leander Park and ride was awarded the aia austin citation of honor award for Design excellence in 2007. megan braley leander park and ride resources unit pavers : Pavestone; unit masonry wall assemblies : Acme; architectural metal work : Nucor Vulcraft Group; waterproofing : BASF Construction Chemicals; membrane roofing : Polyglass; roof insulation : Atlas Roofing Corporation; glazed curtainwall : EFCO Corp.; gypsum board framing and accessories : Dietrich Metal Framing; tile : American Olean; tensile membrane structures : Span Systems, Inc. project Leander Park and Ride, Leander client Captial Metropolitan Transportation Authority architect McKinney Architects design team Heather H. McKinney, FAIA; Charles A. York, AIA; Brian Carlson, AIA contractor Solis Constructors consultants HDR/WHM (transportation engineer); Doucet & Associates (feasibility analysis); Associated Consulting Engineers (civil); Jaster-Quintanilla, Austin (structural); Tom Green & Company Engineers (MEP); Garcia Design, Inc. (landscape); fd2s (wayfind- ing); Kroll (security) photographer R. Greg Hursley Photography GrounD fLoor PLan 1 plaza 2 breezeway 3 offiCe 4 restroom 5 bus shelter 1 3 4 2 5 5