Connecticut Department of Transportation
Rail Transportation: Stations & Terminals
Design: Architecture; Structural Engineering
Stamford Intermodal Garage
The Stamford Transportation Center operates Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak passenger rail service and is a key destination and transfer point for commuters. To enhance parking facilities at the station, STV was contracted by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to perform architectural and engineering design services for a new intermodal garage able to accommodate 960 vehicles.
Due to site constraints, the facility’s footprint consists of two sloped precast concrete bays rising to eight-plus levels, while also spanning an existing surface lot and South State Street, a major arterial roadway that runs adjacent to the transportation center.
The City of Stamford aspired for the intermodal garage to serve as a visual gateway to the city. With that in mind, STV designers developed a sustainable three-dimensional façade featuring photovoltaic panels. A glass elevator core and a pedestrian bridge to transport passengers from garage decks to the station headhouse. LED lighting creates a uniform, holistic glow across the façade with a color that can be adjusted seasonally. A vehicular/pedestrian/bike way on South State Street features ample lighting to create a safe experience for all travelers while a sustainable bike storage area was designed to accommodate 150 bike stations and direct access to the garage’s elevator core.