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Rochester Regional Transit Center


Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

Project Location

Rochester, NY

Bergmann Location

Rochester, NY
RGRTA Transit Center, Exterior Night, Rochester NY

RGRTA Transit Center, Exterior Night, Rochester NY

Architecture, engineering and interiors for the new RGRTA Regional Transit Center in downtown Rochester

Bergmann teamed with the Pike Company for a design-build project to create a new downtown regional transit center for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority (RGRTA). The 85,000 SF facility has 26 indoor and 4 outdoor bus berths that can handle 2,000 customers at peak periods. The precast concrete and glass structure features brick detailing to complement the surrounding historic buildings.

From the sweeping curves of the exterior, to the terrazzo floor design replicating the flow of water, to the dynamic light strips lining the concourse, the center's design theme is motion. The design depicts the motion of people, busses, seasons, activity and progress. The project team facilitated numerous community focus groups during the design process. As the design progressed, input and feedback was gathered to gain consensus from the community at large. Space for public art throughout the center was also included in the design.

Project Highlights

  • Custom metal wall system with integrated lighting design and ceiling clouds with custom uplighting program
  • Custom terrazzo floor design with integrated wayfinding
  • Custom functional art bike rack design and signage design
  • Concealed acoustical treatments
  • Anti-vandalism and low maintenance materials
  • Integrated digital technology and wayfinding system
  • Custom service desk design with integrated art glass and lighting
  • Custom millwork design

2016 | New Construction Award - Building Owners and Managers Assocation (BOMA) of Greater Rochester

2016 | National Project of the Year - American Public Works Association (APWA)

2016 | Design Award - American Institute of Architects (AIA)

2016 | Mayor's Award - American Institute of Architects (AIA)

2015 | Harley Hill Excellence in Interior Lighting Award - Illumination Engineering Society (IES) Rochester

2015 | Craftsmanship Award - Rochester Builders Group (ASLA)

2015 | Award of Merit - Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)