The School District of Osceola County Transportation Operations Facility is located on a 28 acre site. The program is dominated by service areas and parking requirements for a fleet of 240 buses. The 65,000 square foot building provides discrete functional activity zones including: Administration Offices, Bus Driver Assembly / Activity Support Core, Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Area and Bus Fueling and Wash Areas.
The building is designed as a simple “wedge” shaped horizontal bar located in response to solar orientation, allowing day lighting and prevailing breezes to assist with ventilation of the maintenance bays. The design effectively zones the site into separate vehicle circulation patterns. Functionally, the building is zoned by activity from Administration to Maintenance. This facility was recognized by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as the recipient of a 2002 Design Excellence Award.