98th Yard & Shop Study

Chicago, Illinois


Chicago Transit Authority

design team:

Architect - Architrave, Ltd.
Civil, Structural, MPE Engineering - Parsons Transportation Group

project description:

In the proposed feasibility study design, shop areas and employee facilities are contained in a 21,800 SF lateral three story addition and 67,700 SF of renovated space, and a drive-thru eight car service pit and separate car washer are contained in a 14,700 SF linked one story addition. The entire car storage yard is reorganized to optimize yard movement and storage.

design solutions:

Operational efficiency is improved through the addition of new drive-thru service pit and car wash facilities. Incorporation of photovoltaic cells into window walls and screens is proposed as an energy conservation feature of the design. The safety yellow color of the aluminum framing underscores concern for workplace safety.