Transit Projects

95th Street CTA Terminal Improvement Project

Chicago, IL

For this design/build project, we constructed a new passenger terminal on the south side of 95th Street Station and renovated and built an addition for the existing passenger terminal on the north side of 95th Street. A new pedestrian bridge over 95th Street was constructed, joining the north and south passenger terminals. 95th Street was also widened in both directions to accommodate new dedicated bus lanes, and a new bus bridge over the Dan Ryan/CTA Red Line was constructed. CTA bus and train operations were ongoing throughout the entirety of the project.

With this new, modern, safe, and pedestrian-friendly transit center, passengers will now encounter fewer delays, shorter travel times, and an overall more pleasant CTA experience.

As one of Chicago’s busiest CTA stations, the 95th Street station provides 24-hour Red Line service and over 1,000 CTA, Greyhound and Pace bus trips to approximately 300,000 area residents on a typical weekday.

Client: Chicago Transit Authority
Value: $180,000,000
Delivery Method: Design/Build

 

Awards

  • 2019 – AIA Chicago, Distinguished Building Award
  • 2018 – Women in Transportation – Innovative Project of the Year

WMATA Escalator Canopies

Washington, D.C.

This project consists of the construction of 10 canopies at Metro Station entrances in different parts of D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. We are expanding plazas at some of the stations, which involves installation of precast concrete slabs, with a cast-in-place (CIP) topping slab, capped off with hardscape. Also of note is that at one station, numerous micropiles will be installed to support the canopy structure. Considerable excavation will be required to install the micropiles.

Work includes selective demolition, installation of a temporary work platform, site, structural and finish work associated with the reworking of granite copings, fabrication and erection of a stainless steel and specialty glazing canopy over escalators. The work also includes specialty lighting in the new canopies.

Client: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Value: $28,117,000
Delivery Method: Design/Build

Washington/Wabash Loop Elevated CTA Station

Chicago, IL

Designed to become a gateway for Millennium Park and the Loop, the new Washington/Wabash Station consolidated the historic but outdated Madison/Wabash & Randolph/Wabash stations into a single station with an 800’ ADA accessible elevated platform (combined inner & outer loop) adjacent to five continually operating CTA Routes. Throughout, the station features an architectural oscillating wave pattern, integrated into structural elements creating unique, challenging, and highly custom fabrications. Mezzanine-level glass features highlight the work of local artists. All work was completed without disruption of CTA’s normal operating service of Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Routes through the loop, aside from limited weekend and off-hour rerouting occurrences.

Client: Chicago Department of Transportation
Value: $84,000,000
Size: 3,000 SF station house, 800+ feet of platform
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

Awards

  • 2019 – AIA Illinois – Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2018 – ENR Best Project Award, Airports / Transit Sector
  • 2018 – American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) – Engineering Excellence Grand Award
  • 2018 – Chicago Building Congress – Merit Award Winner, Infrastructure
  • 2018 – Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates (ASA) – Outstanding Project of the Year
  • 2018 – CISCO – Project of the Year Finalist
  • 2017 – Chicago Department of Transportation – Outstanding Transit Contractor of the Year

Green Line Cermak Road Elevated Station

Chicago, IL

Construction of the new Cermak Road elevated station on the CTA’s Green Line included the building of a new station with three entrances, one center platform, two elevators, stairs, station support rooms, communications and security systems, platform canopies and enclosures for weather protection, bike racks, signage, a fare collection machine, customer assistant booths, and a number of architectural finishes.

Client: Chicago Department of Transportation
Value: $41,400,000
Size: 260’ long tunnel structure, 900’ platform
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

 

Awards

  • 2017 – CISCO – Project of the Year, Infrastructure
  • 2016 – American Public Works Association (APWA) – National Award – Project of the Year, Structures $25-75 million
  • 2016 – American Public Works Association (APWA) – IL Chapter – Project of the Year, Structures $25-75 million
  • 2015 – American Institute of Architects – Design and Excellence Award – Distinguished Building
  • 2015 – American Institute of Architects – Design and Excellence Award – Distinguished Building
  • 2015 – American Institute of Architects – Design and Excellence Award – Divine Detail
  • 2015 – Chicago Department of Transportation (IRTBA) – Outstanding Transit Contractor of the Year

Union Station Transit Center

Chicago, IL

This project involved the construction of a new transit center adjacent to Union Station. Work included a new tunnel connecting to the existing Amtrak pedway, an entrance with a staircase leading from street level to the tunnel, a freestanding building for bathroom facilities, CTA bus islands with canopies, fare collection machines, station support rooms, communications and security systems, lighting, signage, & architectural finishes.

Client: Chicago Department of Transportation
Value: $20,200,000
Size: 47,875 sf
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

 

Awards

  • 2017 – Association of Licensed Architects – Silver Award
  • 2017 – March of Dimes – Construction & Transportation Award
  • 2016 – Chicago Department of Transportation (IRTBA) – Outstanding Transit Contractor of the Year
  • 2016 – Interior Design Magazine – Best of the Year Awards, “On the Boards Commercial” Category

Blue Line Five Station Renovations (Addison, Irving Park, Montrose, Harlem, Cumberland)

Chicago, IL

This was a design-build contract for renovations and repairs to five Blue Line stations: Addison, Irving Park, Montrose, Harlem, and Cumberland. The project also added accessibility for customers with disabilities at the Addison station with the installation of a new elevator. All stations are located in the median of the Kennedy Expressway and aside from six weekend closures, remained open for the duration of the contract.

Client: Chicago Transit Authority
Value: $25,600,000
Delivery Method: Design/Build

Red Line Dan Ryan Station Improvements

Chicago, IL

This project required a five-month shut down of the 40-year old CTA Red Line South Branch between Cermak and 95th street. Ten miles of track were rebuilt by another contractor while we undertook improvements at eight stations. These improvements included new paint, lighting, benches and bike racks, and the installation of three new elevators at Garfield, 63rd, and 87th, making these stations ADA accessible.

Client: Chicago Transit Authority
Value: $47,200,000
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

 

Awards

  • 2014 – American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC) – Engineering Excellence Awards – Eminent Conceptor Award
  • 2014 – March of Dimes – Transportation Project of the Year

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 1 Station Finishes and Specialities

Tysons Corner, VA

This project included station finishes for five metro stations on the new Silver Line that connects Washington D.C. to Loudon County in Virginia via Washington Dulles International Airport. The scope of work included CMU and architectural block walls, metal and acoustic ceilings, floor finishes, interior paint, fire stopping, hollow metal and overhead coiling doors, interior partition walls, and platform windscreens and insulation.

Client: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Value: $21,000,000
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build