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OCTA Transit Security & Operations Center - Design and Engineering Services

Designing a high-tech hub for emergency operations, dispatch, and transit police for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

  • 29K

    Square Feet

  • 3

    Acre Site

  • Anaheim, California

    Anaheim, California

Elevating emergency operations with a bold space where innovation meets resiliency

To better serve their community, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) needed a new home for their emergency operations center, central communications, and transit police. They reached out to our architects and buildings engineers to help.

Our design prioritizes OCTA's operational needs, emphasizing efficiency, functionality, and communication. The facility will provide redundant systems, enhanced structural performance, and a backup generator to support resilience during emergencies. Sustainability also played a key role in our design and led to the inclusion of features such as underfloor air distribution, an all-electric building, photovoltaic systems, and electric vehicle charging stations. Another major consideration centered around adding security features to establish controlled access to the building and separate parking for each department. Other design elements include a double-height video wall, shared interior amenity spaces, and roof-mounted communication systems.

When complete, OCTA’s new Transit Security and Operations Center (TSOC) will provide employees and the community with safe and reliable services.

At a Glance

  • Orange County Transportation
  • Authority (OCTA)
Meet Our Team

Patrick M. McKelvey , Senior Principal

Our purpose and goal is to create better places through thoughtful, creative, and responsive planning and design.

Will Todd, Senior Associate

Through the projects I work on and the relationships I form, it’s my goal to leave the world a better place than I found it.

Amy Chang, Principal

It’s all in the details––these details don’t need to cost a lot of money, but it takes tremendous amount of thoughtful thinking to make perfection happen.

Daniel Castro, Principal

Small details culminate through continuous communication. The result? Intelligent, responsive designs and thought leadership.

Paul Ericson, Principal

Every project is different. We have to use our experience and listen to our clients to come up with solutions that meet their needs.

John Hysler, Associate, ICT

Technology systems are at the forefront of modern buildings—empower people to perform their best and deliver services in an impactful way.

Patrick M. McKelvey

Senior Principal

Will Todd

Senior Associate

Amy Chang


Daniel Castro


Paul Ericson


John Hysler

Associate, ICT

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