The American Institute of Steel Construction recognizes and congratulates Architects Design Group on the exemplary use of structural steel:
Sarasota County Area Transit
AISC 2015 IDEAS2 Awards Program
by Architects Design Group
Sarasota County Area Transit received high marks from the contest’s panel of A/E/C industry jurors. ADG received the National Certificate of Recognition in commemoration of this achievement and the role that structural steel played in your project’s success.
The team of Architects Design Group / FleishmanGarcia Architects was selected by the County Board of Commissioners to design a new Bus Transfer / Intermodal Station near the County’s Services Complex on Cattlemen Road. The project is part of a Master Plan for redevelopment of County facilities at the Cattlemen Road location which is also planned to include a new Emergency Operations Center. The Intermodal Transfer Station is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration.
The Intermodal Transfer Station will accommodate six (6) buses at a new passenger loading platform. The site will also accommodate Greyhound Buses and taxi service. ADG has designed a flexible semi-circular one-way in/ one-way out bus circulation system. Passengers have the ability to load directly from a “park-like” loading platform. Accommodations on the platform provide access to up-to six (6) buses, restroom facilities, an administrative office and driver’s lounge. Ticketing and routes utilize LEED signage and a route/ticketing kiosk.
The project site redevelops an existing County parking lot, transforming it into an urban “pocket park”, utilizing concepts and standards of “New Urbanism”. The design team also incorporates CEPTED (Crime Presentation through Environmental Design) principals in the site design. The project will be submitted to the US Green Building Council and is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification for New Construction.