Connecting People and Places

Lukas Van Schalkwyk
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center will improve transport and stimulate the economy.

The City of Anaheim, Orange County, Southern California, has created an exciting new transportation hub, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). This iconic project is the starting point in long-term transportation planning to provide fast, economical connections between Anaheim, the region, and the state of California.

Ten thousand people a day will use the hub to access local and regional trains, commuter and charter bus lines, shuttles, taxis, and transit to Disneyland, Honda Center, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. ARTIC will also be a future terminal for California high-speed rail and California-Nevada Maglev.

Its good news for Anaheim as ARTIC is expected to stimulate the local economy, thereby creating jobs, enhancing tourism, and improving transportation links. Transit-oriented development in the immediate area will integrate with ARTIC to form a vibrant Southern California community. Together, this represents Orange County’s continuing transformation from rural farmland and suburban community to a thriving metropolis.

Its good news for Anaheim as ARTIC is expected to stimulate the local economy, thereby creating jobs, enhancing tourism, and improving transportation links.

To support this vision, ARTIC will be a destination in its own right, featuring amenities such as transit-oriented retail, specialty dining, Wi-Fi and charging stations, parking, bike racks and lockers, as well as community space for the public to enjoy. The hub's infrastructure includes a railroad bridge, baggage tunnel and pedestrian tunnel, two-sided rail station platform, pedestrian concourse bridge, bus terminal, parking for nearly 1,100 vehicles, and improvements to local utilities and roadways.

ARTIC is the result of a partnership between the City of Anaheim and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). Faithful+Gould worked with the City of Anaheim during the project's initial concept stage in 2009 and provided early input that informed the team of any cost impact that would stem from proposed design changes. A number of conceptual designs were presented to the City of Anaheim – with the budget for each laid out – before the final design was chosen.

We continued to support from the conceptual and design development phases to the final bid and project go-ahead phase, when construction began in 2012. We were responsible for establishing the project budget and providing budget control, cost estimates, value engineering and life cycle cost analysis services.

The result is an impressive sight. The iconic design creates a 67,000 square foot, 120-foot tall, steel-framed, light-filled tubular structure with three stories.

At every stage, we made sure that costs were aligned with the client’s budget, remaining mindful of this as a publicly funded scheme with multiple secondary funding sources and stakeholders. We advised on the procurement and bid strategy, convincing the client that full design and competitive bidding was more advantageous than the design and build approach they originally favored.

The result is an impressive sight. The iconic design creates a 67,000 square foot, 120-foot tall, steel-framed, light-filled tubular structure with three stories. Innovative materials and techniques were used to reduce energy usage, maximize water preservation and reduce waste. The roof is shaped from three layers of ETFE, a reflective material that lets in light and reflects heat; the radiant flooring has a cooling system throughout. The project is well-positioned for LEED® Platinum certification. For more information about ARTIC, visit the website or follow on Facebook or Twitter.

The complex scheme is now nearing completion and is ready to meet the community’s transportation needs, starting December 2014. This is just one of Faithful+Gould's leading transportation projects. We have extensive global rail expertise, reinforced by strong links with our parent company Atkins, leading providers of rail engineering and systems design. Our infrastructure experience includes track remodeling and renewals, signaling, electrification, telecommunications, structures, stations and depots.

The complex scheme is now nearing completion and is ready to meet the community’s transportation needs, starting December 2014.

We have also been involved in major station enhancement schemes, multi-modal interchanges and major transportation hubs, providing commercial support throughout the feasibility, design development and procurement phases.

Our global transport hub experience includes Penn Station, New York; High Speed 1, St Pancras International Station, London Bridge Station, Birmingham Gateway, Heathrow Terminal 5, Manchester Airport UK and Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain. In Asia Pacific we have worked on the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Building, and the West Kowloon Terminus/high-speed rail station, Hong Kong. In the Middle East our projects include King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia; RTA Dubai Metro, UAE; Doha Metro, Qatar; and Riyadh Metro, Saudi Arabia.

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