Zyscovich Transportation Brochure

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Zyscovich has been making people places for over four decades

Zyscovich is a 130+ person integrated urban planning, architecture and interior design firm with offices in New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Colombia that has garnered an international reputation for its creative solutions to significant architectural and urban design work. For 44 years, the firm has strived to create projects with purpose, bringing new life and vibrancy to cityscapes through integrated planning and architecture. The firm is nationally recognized for both innovation and a practical approach to design. Zyscovich has extensive experience designing new construction, building additions, renovations, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse, which ensures the most cost effective, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing designs for our commercial projects. To this day, Zyscovich has remained true to the original concept: design projects that have purpose and meaning.


Miami, FL

Zyscovich served as co-designer with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States. The Miami Central Station had been a train station in the 1920s and was being used as a parking lot before being transformed into a flagship mixed-use station, which spans six blocks and 11 acres, providing 1 million+ square feet of residential, commercial, and retail space in Overtown, this transformative project is helping to usher in a new era of connectivity and transit-oriented development to the South Florida region.

Irving Gill Progressive Architecture Award


Miami, FL

An exhaustive study of over 1,400 acres of the Florida East Coast Railroad corridor in the City of Miami uncovered a number of economic development and design opportunities for a collection of disinvested neighborhoods in this industrial corridor. The plan recommended neighborhood and regional improvements through transit and roadway enhancements to connect this disjointed corridor to Downtown Miami and the central business district. Several very important initiatives and projects evolved from this plan including: the Midtown Miami commercial mixed-use infill development; major infrastructure improvements for Midtown Miami including new streets; the creation of a CRA to fund improvements; a CRA update for the Omni CRA; the Little Haiti Cultural Campus; the Omni Entertainment and Music District and the Miami Performing Arts Center; and a tri-county study by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority to utilize the existing FEC rail line for passenger rail.


Like the Miami and West Palm Beach stations, the Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station features traversing concrete V-shaped structural members that serve as the exoskeleton comprising a sequence of glass boxes that provide continuous visual connections to the moving trains and to the city. The use of glass throughout this sequence of spaces provides a constant visual connection to the city as well as approaching trains. Viewed from a distance, the stacked dynamic form evokes a feeling of movement. Departing travelers ascend an escalator to a pedestrian bridge that spans N.W. 2nd Street, while traffic flows uninterrupted below. The bridge leads to the departure lounge, which is elevated 30 feet above the station platform. Escalators take departing passengers from the lounge down onto the train platform below. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Irving Gill Progressive Architecture Award 27th Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Award




Transit supportive land use plays a critical role in the success of major rapid transit investments. Zyscovich, subconsultant of Kimley Horn, is assisting the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) in examining this interrelationship to complement the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan. Through the integration of transportation land use planning, urban design and testing of strategies and scenarios for redevelopment through the creation of centers and systems designed to support land uses within a 1/2-one-mile buffer from each corridor, the SMART Plan advances six rapid transit corridors, along with a network system of Bus Express Rapid Transit (BERT) service, in order to implement mass transit projects in Miami-Dade County. The ultimate purpose of Land use Planning & Visioning Planning is to develop a Land Use Scenario Plan for each of the six SMART Plan corridors. Miami, FL


West Palm Beach, FL

The West Palm Beach station is ideally located between the dynamic downtown—the city’s main street, Clematis Street—and cultural destinations such as CityPlace and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Zyscovich utilized previously completed master plans for West Palm Beach as the basis for identifying the station locations that were eventually selected. The station echoes the Fort Lauderdale station with cast-in-place concrete V-braces and stacked concrete-and-glass volumes that comprise the station’s lobby, ticket kiosks, restrooms, luggage handling, and station support areas. Its shape reflects the overall geometry of Miami’s Central Station.

Irving Gill Progressive Architecture Award


San Francisco, CA

The San Mateo County Transit District and Cross Bay Transit Partners LLC (CBTP), a new company created by Facebook and Plenary Group, are engaged in a public-private partnership (P3) to establish new rail service with connections to existing commuter and intercity rail services; enhance and expand bus and shared-ride commute options; and further explore complementary bicycle and pedestrian connections along the Dumbarton corridor in the South San Francisco Bay Area.

City of Menlo Park Suburban Park / Lorelei Manor / Flood Triangle Neighborhoods City of Menlo Park Belle Haven Neighborhood



The West Aventura Station is an extension of the existing Brightline passenger rail service that currently serves the downtowns of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with the extension to Orlando currently under construction. The West Aventura station has multiple components and will be built in phases. The first phase includes the train station, train platform and associated rail infrastructure. Phase two includes the construction of the West Bridge which spans over West Dixie Highway connecting the train station to a center train platform. The last of the phases, phase three, includes the extension of the West Bridge east to what is known as the East Bridge. The East Bridge connects the center platform to the east side of Biscayne Blvd, spanning over Biscayne Blvd. The station design and elements mimic the modern style of the existing stations to reflect the consistent brand identity throughout the network. Aventura, FL



Miami, FL

Although Miami-Dade County’s Rickenbacker Causeway is one of the most popular bicycling routes in America, no physical division between the cars and bikes exists. This lack of separation between bikes and cars, excessive speeds and drunk driving has contributed to four fatalities since 2006, making this the most dangerous transportation and recreation corridor in Florida for cyclists. Architect and urban planner Bernard Zyscovich, an ardent lifelong cyclist himself, determined to find a way to make the Rickenbacker Causeway safe for joggers, strollers, walkers, and cyclists. Bernard has developed a plan that will transform the unsafe infrastructure into a safe, lively, multi-purposed urban park. Furthermore, it will show how with Rickenbacker Park, Miami’s urban dwellers will gain a refuge where they can “get out of town” without having to leave the city.

MIAMI Merit Award of Excellence, AIA Miami


Boca Raton, FL

The Boca Raton Station is an extension of the existing Brightline passenger rail service that currently serves the downtowns of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with the extension to Orlando currently under construction. The Boca Station is situated in downtown Boca Raton on site with the downtown public library near Mizner Park, an adjacent parking garage containing 455 parking spaces, surface parking and a large green public plaza. The station is a one-story linear building design that draw elements from the modern style of the existing stations to reflect the consistent brand identity throughout the network.


A key piece of the I-395 Bridge Reconstruction project would transform what’s now a blighted, disconnected noman’s land of low overpasses and closelyspaced columns beneath I-395 into a series of parks, gardens and public spaces linked by a mile-long pathway between Overtown and Biscayne Bay. With almost 55 acres, the stretch of land under and around the new I-395 will become the largest urban park in Miami, including a pedestrian bridge spanning the FEC rail tracks, trails that will link dog parks, open-air performance spaces, splash fountains, community gardens and public art. By eliminating the existing support embankment and moving a roadway that now connects northbound Biscayne Boulevard to the MacArthur Causeway to the north side of the new bridge, a new two-acre park will be created to connect Museum Park and its Metromover station to the Arsht Center. Miami, FL


Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Fort Lauderdale Downtown Mobility Hub Joint Development Initiative, a collaborative effort with South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, the Broward MPO, City of Fort Lauderdale, FDOT and South Florida Regional Planning Council, needs to identify physical and programmatic requirements and opportunities for a mixeduse transit hub in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Mobility Hubs have been defined in the MPO’s 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan as transit access points with frequent transit service, high development potential, and a critical point for trip generation or transfers within the transit system.


Six Locations along Florida’s Turnpike

Zyscovich, as a design-build partner, designed six buildings for the new concession-holder of Florida’s Turnpike Service Plazas. The project included the new construction of three facilities and the renovation of three existing facilities, all of which have received LEED® Silver or Gold ratings. Zyscovich presented a design strategy that focuses on Florida’s environment as it changes from the northernmost plaza in North Florida to the southernmost plaza in Broward County. Each site offers new amenities, upgraded services, and more modern and contextual buildings. Included in the new facilities are outdoor dining areas, indoor gardens, higher ceilings, and maximized natural daylight.

LEED® Silver, U.S. Green Building Council: Canoe Creek Turnpike Service Plaza & Okahumpka Turnpike Service Plaza, West Palm Beach Turnpike Service Plaza LEED® Gold, U.S. Green Building Council: Fort Pierce Turnpike Service Plaza, Turkey Lake Turnpike Service Plaza, Pompano Turnpike Service Plaza, Fort Drum Turnpike Service Plaza Award of Merit, AIA Orlando


Pompano Beach, FL

Zyscovich was commissioned as a subconsultant to prepare the architectural design and construction documents for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Pompano Beach Tri-Rail Station. The modified prototype project includes new station buildings and an overpass, new platforms to accommodate TriRail and Amtrak train lengths, new canopies for the platform and bus waiting area, and reconfiguration of the parking areas.

Sustainable strategies incorporated into the project include alternative fuel source parking, a machine room-less elevator, solar flex-light laminate photovoltaics, LED lighting, green signage, bicycle lockers, and real time monitoring of energy consumption. Positioned next door to the SFRTA regional offices, the station is a showcase of commitment to a sustainable future.

LEED® Gold, U.S. Green Building Council USGBC South FL Gala Verde, Most Outstanding Green Transit Facility


Miami, FL

Zyscovich was commissioned to prepare the design criteria package for the design build rehabilitation of the Museum Park Metromover Station. In response to the construction of the new Miami Art Museum and Miami Science Museum, the design includes the re-orientation of the station’s face which connects it to Museum Park. A plaza-like atmosphere highlights the design and joins the station to Museum Drive. In addition, the landscape design connects to the landscape design proposed for the museums. To create an iconic wayfinding marker from the museums, colored glass replaced the glass within the existing elevator tower.


The project’s four phases are characterized by maintaining the operational and security aspects of the Vizcaya Metrorail Station while introducing a mix of land uses to encourage ridership and by creating enhanced amenities to draw the transit user to this station. Each phase is carefully considered to maintain the bus platform that accommodates ease of access and transfer, ride drop-offs to the Metrorail Station, required public parking spaces, as well as easy access by pedestrians, bicyclists, scooters and any other potential modes. The four phases of the overall development include: 1. Transportation infrastructure of the bus terminal, kiss and ride, and public parking spaces; 2. South Buildingmixed-use/residential building; 3. North Building - mixed-use/residential building; and 4. Vizcaya Metrorail Station enhancements which include underline improvement as a new pedestrian bridge connecting across US-1 to the grounds of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Miami, FL


Glen Cove, NY

Key to the redevelopment of the Glen Cove waterfront was a new transportation hub that would connect the City of Glen Cove to Manhattan and Connecticut. In 2008, the City of Glen Cove obtained the requisite financing from NYSDOT for the construction of both the waterside and landside improvements for the ferry terminal. Larry Rosenbloom/ AECOM served as project architect for both the building and the surrounding parking and pedestrian amenities. The building was designed to serve both as a transportation facility but also a venue for special events in the City of Glen Cove. Its modern bold architecture foretells the future for the waterfront in the Glen Cove.

Independent Experience of Larry Rosenbloom


Winter Park, FL

Independent Experience of John Cunningham

John Cunningham designed the new Winter Park SunRail station in the City’s downtown Central Park to serve existing Amtrak activities, while integrating with the State’s station platform improvements for the newly created SunRail Commuter Rail System. The city required the station to be architecturally compatible with the aesthetic of Central Park and the downtown Park Avenue corridor while providing suitable space to accommodate the expanded needs of AMTRAK. Working with the city and FDOT, the building integrates extensive SunRail platform improvements while maintaining a residential scale and aesthetic.


Longwood, FL

This station was designed to provide a welcoming gateway experience to historic downtown Longwood with a mixed-use village of shops and residences, courtyard and civic spaces that are memorable. Longwood Station is a new transit-oriented development (TOD) village consisting of a four-square block, 150,000 SF planned development co-created by John Cunningham, city, county, FDOT and private sector stakeholders. An arrival/departure experience is created using both public and private sector investment. Elements include 375 transit parking spaces, a kiss-and-ride, a bus drop-off, station platforms and a new mixed-use development.

Independent Experience of John Cunningham


Lake Mary, FL

Station Pointe is a key part of Downtown Lake Mary and the blueprint for transitoriented development (TOD) life. It is a place to visit, live, work, play and interact inside an intimate village-like core that is highly mobile and accessible. John Cunningham designed the 100,000 SF mixed-use retail and office development directly adjacent to the Lake Mary SunRail Station as a unique destination for connecting people, places, goods, services and lifestyle less than 30 minutes from downtown Orlando.

Independent Experience of John Cunningham

44+ Years of Experience in Master Planning, Architecture & Interior Design

130+ Professionals


25+ LEED® Accredited Professionals

200+ Sustainable & LEED® Projects

Zyscovich strives to create enduring designs that are iconic yet contextual, incorporate the latest in design thinking, are sustainable climatically, and stand the test of time aesthetically. We approach projects by identifying opportunities to create a sense of place, supporting sustainable development by understanding how a campus, city or place came to be and considering past and present development patterns, local needs for better communities, and economic obstacles and opportunities.

Based on this philosophy, our team creates authentic environments specific to each community by providing design solutions for livable places with diverse populations, cultural amenities, and economic vitality.

Ranked Top 100 Firm in the U.S.

- Architectural Record


Architectural Design

Facility Planning

Strategic Site Planning

Sustainable Design

Historic Preservation

Program Management

Urban Design

Land Planning

Facility Master Planning

Zoning and Land Use Development Regulations

Innovation in Master Planning Design

“Real Urbanism”

Interior Design


Strategic Facilities Planning

Work Flow Analysis

Space Planning

Branding and Wayfinding

Lighting Design

FF & E Specification

Artwork Selection


Design for sustainability is not always easy—it requires special motivation. Our experience with sustainable or high performance building design is not only advantageous to facility operations, but also improves the health, safety and comfort of its staff and visitors. Zyscovich is committed to the incorporation of sustainable principles in our designs. Through the application of sustainable design tenets we are able to create facilities that provide highly-efficient operational systems, healthy environments for the occupants, and buildings that actually enhance the learning process. The firm has significant experience with regards

to energy reduction initiatives for new and existing buildings, including the utilization of renewable energy systems. Although the challenges for LEED® certification can be significant, our expertise allow us to focus on those credits that have high programmatic value and/or high return on investment. With more than 200 sustainable projects completed, in design or in construction for Green Globes, FGBC, International Green Certification Code (IGCC) and LEED® Certification at all levels, including Platinum, Gold, and Silver, Zyscovich is well-positioned to assist clients address the challenges posed by climate change.

• Largest Green Architecture Firm by the South Florida Business Journal

• Founding Member of the U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter

• Top Ten Green Design Firm in Florida by Engineering News-Record

Florida Turnpike Service Plazas All six Florida Turnpike Service Plazas have been award a LEED® Silver or Gold certification by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Only buildings that meet top sustainability standards of efficient water consumption, waste management guidelines, quality of indoor climate/human experience, and integration with the city and the transportation system receive these certifications.
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