MARC Riverside Heavy Maintenance Facility

The award-winning MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Riverside Heavy Maintenance Facility was designed to support maintenance functions for MARC’s new Siemens Chargers, which require high spatial clearance and specialized industrial equipment not previously available in existing facilities within the commuter rail system’s Riverside Yard. 

The new 32,113-square-foot facility incorporates a wheel truing machine, a drop table machine and a 30-ton overhead crane. It utilizes high-quality, durable, long-lasting materials and finishes to aid in creating a sufficient lifespan for the building. The modern design incorporates structural steel framing, daylighting and sustainability elements. Innovative design solutions minimize costs and maximize space utilization, all while considering the needs of the human experience inside the building.  

STV served as the lead designer for the Construction Manager-at-Risk, providing architectural, structural, industrial, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communications, civil, landscape architecture, utility, stormwater management, geotechnical and hazardous waste removal services. The $48.3-million project was completed as part of an on-call services contract with the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration. 

An award-winning state-of-the-art maintenance facility that blends industrial functionality with employee well-being.


Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration


Baltimore, Maryland


Transit & Rail: Maintenance & Operations Facilities


Advisory: Environmental Services

Design & Engineering: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical/HVAC Engineering, Plumbing, Piping, Fire Protection, Structural Engineering, Utility Coordination, Utility Design