In the expanding border city of El Paso, Texas, there is a need for expansion of public transportation and it’s facilities. Sun Metro, the City Mass Transit Department, is the public transit provider to the metropolitan area. The facility is situated on 50 acres and is comprised of four buildings: Operations (26,000 sf), two storey Maintenance Facility (94,000 sf), Fueling Facility (13,948 sf) and Bus Wash (9,200 sf). It houses bus driver amenities, check-in areas and training facilities, as well as related supervisory and management functions.
The design intent of the space is a welcoming environment a large canopy highlighting the main entrance, a continuous corridor for ease of access where all spaces are connected and distributed, and a variety of green spaces for staff to utilize. Spaces include offices, training rooms, money rooms, bus wash, paint booth, fuel dispensing and dispatch center. Security levels were critical aspects of this project given the transportation critical mission during emergency events.
Design of this facility is in accordance with all applicable national standards and the latest ASHRAE standards incorporating energy efficient design and designed to meet LEED Silver certification.
Material Used :
1. Kawneer – Curtainwall + Storefront Systems
2. Alucabond – Composite Metal Panel
3. McNichol’s – Perforated Metal Panel