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WMATA Rail Heavy Repair and Overhaul Facility

Designing one of the most unique transit facilities in the country.

  • 398K

    Square Feet

  • Landover, Maryland

    Landover, Maryland

Sustainability and resiliency with functionality and high-quality spatial design are features of this facility

We’re serving as the design lead for the progressive design-build team responsible for delivering the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Rail Heavy Repair and Overhaul (HRO) Facility. The goal of the project is to centralize Metrorail car heavy repair and mid‐life overhaul activities at a single facility.

Advancing WMATA’s mission for a more sustainable future, the team is integrating green design features, with a goal for the facility to meet requirements for LEED Platinum certification. Project priorities include water demand reduction, significant daylighting for train repair and office operations, energy use reduction, innovative stormwater management practices, and optimized indoor environmental quality. Sustainable design strategies include energy efficient HVAC systems, lighting design, efficient plumbing fixture selection, optimized space conditioning and zoning, coordination with WMATA on demand response programs, on-site solar photovoltaics, daylit spaces, and access to green space for all employees.

Our design will provide functionality and efficiency for the maintenance aspects and provide a workplace that reflects the needs of the employees that perform the imperative work to keep the rail cars running smoothly and safely.

Meet Our Team

Ken Anderson, Vice President, Civic Sector Leader, Buildings

Architecture has the ability to speak to the human soul. We have a responsibility with every project to create innovative, resilient spaces that connect people to the greater spirit of living.
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Rachel Bannon-Godfrey, Vice President, SDG Impact Leader

Sustainable design is a vague and undefined term, but that doesn’t mean our approach to it can be.
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Barb Berastegui, Senior Associate, Buildings

Each project is so unique, I try to create spaces that tell a story about the ‘place’ developed from the goals of the client and the specificity of the site.
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Adam Ferrari, Senior Associate

The design of our cities and neighborhoods has a profound impact on our overall health and wellness.

Vannessa Pederson, Lighting Designer

I love having an influence of the feeling of a space. Lighting has so much nuance and flexibility for design.

Steve Pierce, Senior Associate, Sector Lead, Rail

Working for a railway, rail contractor, and now in rail design helped me develop an invaluable understanding of how the business operates.
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Greg Shipley, Associate, Senior Project Manager

Approaching each design with a people-first mentality and developing the project holistically sets the course for a successful project.
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Jared Weismantel, Senior Industrial Architect

I thrive in an environment focused on exploration and collaboration with a commitment to efficient and holistic design solutions.
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Ken Anderson

Vice President, Civic Sector Leader, Buildings

Rachel Bannon-Godfrey

Vice President, SDG Impact Leader

Barb Berastegui

Senior Associate, Buildings

Adam Ferrari

Senior Associate

Vannessa Pederson

Lighting Designer

Steve Pierce

Senior Associate, Sector Lead, Rail

Greg Shipley

Associate, Senior Project Manager

Jared Weismantel

Senior Industrial Architect

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