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Sound Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility East

Integral to the growth of the regional Washington transit network

  • 165K

    Square Feet

  • $222M

    Project Value

  • Bellevue, Washington

    Bellevue, Washington

Helping to design a state-of-the-art facility that aligns perfectly with our goal to serve and design for communities

To accommodate Sound Transit and the City of Bellevue’s expanding light rail vehicle (LRV) fleet, this new facility will provide space to maintain, store, and deploy up to 96 LRV’s. The facility will also include a 14-bay vehicle maintenance shop and space to support 250 employees.

Our job? Leading the design and providing design management, LEED facilitation, electrical/mechanical engineering, and environmental permitting. Our design work included lighting, IT/communications, security, signals, SCADA, acoustics, and track integration.

The project is targeting LEED® Silver certification and will be constructed to achieve a variety of sustainable goals to reduce environmental impact and optimize performance. Sustainable features include 50% reduction of outdoor water use, 35% reduction of indoor water use, installation of a 50-kilowatt photovoltaic system, use of low-emitting materials to reduce concentrations of chemical compounds, and a planned diversion of 75% of construction and demolition waste from the landfill.

We’re optimizing the needs of the facility’s program while creating unencumbered, marketable development opportunities that will allow for a future transit-oriented development. The design also included capacity for future additional power requirements and storage and maintenance capacity to accommodate additional fleets.

Meet Our Team

Tommy Chiu, Principal, Buildings

An intelligent building contributes to experience and business success by addressing operational efficiencies and occupant engagement.

Andrea Frisque, Senior Associate, Senior Building Performance Engineer

We use science and engineering in synergistic ways to help clients realize project goals around building performance and energy efficiency.
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Sarv Jahankhani, Senior Principal, Transportation

Built infrastructure has the ability to improve our lives by elevating our communities. This is what I strive for in every project.
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Megan Leslie, Associate, Sustainability Consultant

I have been trying to save the world for as long as I can remember.
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Tim Nightengale, Senior Scientist

I never get tired of the look of amazement—or bewilderment—on people’s faces when I show them exactly what’s living on the bottom of the stream.

Marc Sauze, Senior Associate, Environmental Services

Hope is not a plan.
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Tommy Chiu

Principal, Buildings

Andrea Frisque

Senior Associate, Senior Building Performance Engineer

Sarv Jahankhani

Senior Principal, Transportation

Megan Leslie

Associate, Sustainability Consultant

Tim Nightengale

Senior Scientist

Marc Sauze

Senior Associate, Environmental Services

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