TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
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PERKINS E AS TMANâ€™S TR ANSPORTATION & INFR AS TRUC TURE PR AC TICE embraces the
technical complexity and civic potential of urban infrastructure at all scales of the city. We design facilities for all modes of transportationâ€”from intercity and commuter rail to buses, from light rail stations to subway, and from waterfront promenades to parking facilities. Our work ranges from reimagining the future of a single street to the planning and designing for the entire transformation of an urban network. We apply what we have learned in creating places that have stood the test of time to help communities plan for a more resilient future.
COLLABORATION is fundamental to our practice. We recognize that close working relationships with our clients is critical to our design process and success. At each step, the emphasis is on building consensus, ensuring that key issues are resolved and agreement is reached before proceeding to the next stage. This approach has enabled us to: develop a high level of sensitivity to the requirements of both agencies and developers; reconcile often disparate perspectives to develop solutions unique to the situation; and obtain difficult approvals in the most challenging of contexts.
REALIZING THE PLACEMAKING POTENTIAL OF TRANSIT
Houston Main Street Square Houston, TX, USA
Emphasizing the civic aspect of urban infrastructure We recognize the potential of transit to create compelling places of arrival that become the focus of civic life. Our approach emphasizes the civic aspect of
urban infrastructure, building the public realm, and a sense of scale in the environment that welcomes both passengers and pedestrians. The most successful
examples not only create value for surrounding property owners and transit agencies but for the larger community, as well.
1. Gateway Center Los Angeles, CA, USA 2. VIA Westside Multimodal San Antonio, TX, USA 3. Target Field Station Minneapolis, MN, USA 4. Morton Street Park New York, NY, USA
LEVERAGING TRANSIT TO CREATE LASTING VALUE
Joint development and public-private partnerships We design facilities that integrate with, and enhance, whatâ€™s around them. This approach has helped our clients leverage the value of their infrastructure investments while producing a superior experience for passengers and passersby.
Successful transit-oriented development is ultimately a collaborative effort that requires the participation of a variety of players. Our diverse portfolio has provided us with an understanding of the needs of municipalities, transit agencies, and developers alike. This work has taught us
that functionality, station access, and maximizing development opportunities can be addressed together to create a greater whole. We bring these skills to the complex problems presented by joint development, air-rights development, and large-scale designs for transit-oriented communities.
Hollywood and Highland, one of the Los Angeles MTAâ€™s first major joint development projects Los Angeles, CA, USA
1. Newport City Jersey City, NJ, USA
3. MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY, USA
2. New Brunswick Transit Village New Brunswick, NJ, USA
4. Arverne-by-the-Sea Arverne, NY, USA
5. Gateway Center Los Angeles, CA, USA
MAKING EVERYTHING WORK TOGETHER
Gateway Center is the longest intermodal transportation center in the United States Los Angeles, CA, USA
Accommodating the complex operational issues of contemporary urban infrastructure Perkins Eastman has designed facilities for all modes of transportation, from intercity and commuter rail, light rail, and buses to
automobiles, bikes, and walking. We know how to accommodate the complex operational issues of intermodal and multimodal
facilities without losing sight of their inherent significance as both gateways and civic buildings.
7 1. Target Field Station Minneapolis, MN, USA
5. Haining Railway Haining, China
2. Houston Main Street Square Houston, TX, USA
6. M7 Yao-Hua Station Shanghai, China
3. San Antonio Downtown Transit San Antonio, TX, USA
7. Gateway Center Los Angeles, CA, USA
4. Houston Northern Intermodal Terminal Houston, TX, USA 6
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
Science City at Union Station Kansas City, MO, USA
Integrating public infrastructure into the larger context Public infrastructure, from headhouses to light rail stations and levees to vent shafts, works best when integrated into the fabric of the community. Integrating transit facilities into the surrounding city
fabric is not only key to increasing transit ridership but also the longterm value of both transit agency properties and those around them. Weaving the infrastructure needed to protect our cities from
the threats posed by a changing climate into the public realm can make for a more resilient communityâ€”and one that is healthier and more prosperous, as well.
4 1. Battery Park City New York, NY, USA 2. New York Rising: Community Rebuilding and Resilience Plan for Staten Island East and South Shores Rockaway, NY, USA
3. Arverne-by-the-Sea: Retail Transit Plaza Arverne, NY, USA 4. TKTS Booth New York, NY, USA
Designing at the district and corridor scale Our work with public agencies includes large-scale corridor plans, community resilience and rebuilding plans, land-use strategies to help transit agencies increase the long-term value of their systems,
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and new and innovative types of public environments. This experience has taught us that the success of urban infrastructure relies on more than a single functional purposeâ€”for example,
getting people from station to station. The best examples take into account how people get to, and through, these facilities, and make what is around them better.
BE YOND THE STATION
1 1. Metro Green Line Corridor Action Plan Prince Georgeâ€™s County, MD, USA 2. San Antonio Downtown Transit San Antonio, TX, USA 3. Hylan Boulevard Green Infrastructure Staten Island, NY, USA
7 4. Perth Amboy Bay City Transit District Strategy Perth Amboy, NJ, USA
6. Green Infrastructure Strategy for the City of Hoboken Hoboken, NJ, USA
5. Together North Jersey’s Local Demonstration Projects Hoboken, NJ, USA
7. Metro Green Line Corridor Action Plan Prince George’s County, MD, USA
PROCESS Our process is critical to our success. Our approach is to first interpret what we see and learn, rather than to just record and map. We look at each elementâ€”such as access, street patterns, development sites, and viewsâ€”separately in order to see them in a different way and only then bring them together in a design that captures the unique qualities and characteristics of the place.
OFFICE LOCATION COUNTRIES WORKED IN
PROFILE Perkins Eastman is an international planning, design, and consulting firm that was founded in New York City in 1981. Today the firm has ten other offices in North America, as well as offices in Shanghai, PRC; Mumbai, India; Dubai, UAE; and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The firm has a professional staff of 1000 consisting of architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape 32
architects, graphic designers, construction specification writers, construction administrators, economists, environmental analysts, traffic and transportation engineers, and several other professional disciplines. Perkins Eastman is also the parent firm to several affiliated companies that provide specialized complementary capabilities in community planning,
environmental impact analysis, landscape design, environmental graphic design and wayfinding, economic analysis, broadcast media and acoustic design, retail planning, and large-scale mixed-use planning and design. Perkins Eastman has proven skills and experience in 14 major practice areas and has completed innovative awardwinning projects in each. To date the
firm has won more than 450 awards for planning and design excellence and has completed projects in 46 states and over 40 countries. Currently the firmâ€™s projects range from small renovations and additions for our many long-term-relationship clients to large new healthcare and educational campuses, major mixed-use developments, and entire new cities. 33
PRACTICE AREAS Perkins Eastman has 14 specialized Practice Areas. Each Practice Area is led by one or more principals supported by a team of senior staff. This leadership team brings extensive experience to each project and focuses on the issues that lead to success and innovation.
HUMAN BY DESIGN design can have a direct, positive impact on
people’s lives. We design places and spaces that put the user at the heart by employing best practices, sustainability, and a thorough understanding of our clients’ missions and operations. Our diverse teams partner with our clients globally to deliver next-generation projects that are uniquely suited to users who will live, work, play, learn, age, and heal within the environments we plan and design.
Planning: planning, urban design, environmental analysis, real estate consulting, transportation planning URBANOMICS
Forecasting, modeling, real estate market analysis, economic development, economic and fiscal impacts RGR L ANDSCAPE
Site planning, landscape design, ecological design RUSSELL DESIGN
Branding, environmental graphics, online media EE&K
Large-scale urban redevelopment, transportation and infrastructure, waterfronts—with a focus on placemaking FORRESTPERKINS
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