- Location: Bellingham, WA
- Client: Whatcom Transportation Authority
Completed in February 2009, this $3.9 million facility is designed to serve three different functions for the rapidly growing northern portions of Bellingham, Washington: as a bus-stop for the adjacent Whatcom Community College; a transfer station for the workers and shoppers going to the nearby commercial areas; and a park-and-ride for the residential areas of north Bellingham. The passenger concourse is “book-ended” by two buildings - the southern building contains public restroom facilities, while the northern building houses a driver breakroom with a kitchenette and restrooms and ticketing offices.
The buildings are constructed of pre-cast concrete to facilitate an accelerated construction schedule. The roof of the concourse is similarly designed from off-the-shelf components (steel pipe and plastic glazing panels) but configured in such a way as to appear custom-built. Radiant heaters are installed for use in only the most extreme weather conditions. The park-and-ride portion of the site has room for up to 100 vehicles, while the bus islands can accommodate up to 11 buses at a time. The bus lane adjacent to Cordata Parkway incorporates an acceleration lane to ease traffic congestion. Other amenities include combination seating and windscreens with art glass panels and roofed bicycle storage.
Projects in Public
- Bellingham International Airport Ph I
- Bellingham International Airport Ph 2
- Lynden City Hall
- Lynnwood Convention Center
- WTA Downtown
- WTA Headquarters
- Whatcom Co. Fire District 1, Station 2
- Whatcom Co. Fire District 7, Station 3
- San Juan Fire District 3
- Whatcom Co. Fire District 7, Station 1
- Whatcom County Civic Center