The Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) needed assistance with the program and design of the mechanical crew building at their 51st Street Yard in Chicago, Illinois. TKDA managed the architectural and engineering services required for the design and construction documents for the 6,000 SF crew facility containing locker rooms, restrooms with showers, break room, offices and storage.
The site presented challenges to the design team with the new building located on top of the demolition of an existing building and active tracks to the east and west. Design for this project included demolition plan and demolition permit for existing crew building, site engineering and comprehensive project permitting. With TKDA’s help, construction was completed in 2010.