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"We’re excited about this project which is critical to maintaining the SMART experience," says Marc Solomon, Vice President with Winzler & Kelly. "SMART’s whole program is about creating a sustainable transportation alternative and the Operations and Maintenance Facility is the place where SMART preserves the community’s investment in its infrastructure. We have offices in Santa Rosa and San Francisco and employees who live along the whole corridor. SMART’s program will literally provide our firm with a better way to get around, so we are investing in making sure it works well. Working with TLCD Architecture, a firm that is not only talented but also shares our commitment to the high-quality of life we enjoy in Sonoma County, makes this a great opportunity to design a valuable community asset."
Winzler & Kelly is a multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consulting firm with offices throughout California, Oregon and Micronesia. An Engineering News Record Top 500 Firm, Winzler & Kelly emphasizes sustainable design, value engineered solutions and innovation.
"SMART’s commitment to the local community and to sustainable design makes this an intriguing opportunity for our firm," says Mark Adams, Associate Principal with TLCD Architecture. "These types of public facilities always provide long-term public value. When they are designed to be attractive, efficient and sensitive to resource use, they become community jewels. We look forward to working with Winzler & Kelly on this assignment not only because their engineering staff is committed to solid design practices, but also because they embrace solutions that reduce costs and environmental impacts to provide continuous value."
TLCD Architecture is an award winning regional practice founded in 1965. While designing buildings that comprise the core infrastructure of society, their focus on each project is unique in recognition of the characteristics of the site, community priorities, and specific client objectives. For this assignment, Winzler & Kelly and TLCD Architecture are teamed with Denver Colorado’s Maintenance Design Group, a national firm that specializes in the design of spaces devoted to the maintenance of publicly-owned fleets. Before teaming on the SMART assignment, Winzler & Kelly, TLCD Architecture and Maintenance Design Group completed the long term program for Mendocino Transit Authority’s maintenance facility and the programming and design of the City of Santa Rosa’s West College Utilities Facility. The $20 million dollar West College Facility is an operations and maintenance center that employs a range of energy and water conservation solutions and serves as an object lesson in sustainable site development.
Winzler & Kelly
Marc Solomon, 707-523-1010
Mark Adams, 707-525-5600