Site: 9,500 sf
As the first new train station built in California in over sixty years, the Emeryville Amtrak Station provides a much-needed rail facility linking San Francisco with Sacramento and beyond. Located adjacent to the burgeoning Emeryville shopping district and residential complex, with direct access to the Bay Bridge, this 9,500 sf station is designed to accommodate 150 passengers per hour, with generous ticketing, baggage claim, and expandable waiting areas. The project site includes parking for 144 cars and five buses. The building design is inspired by traditional train shed forms and the semi-industrial character of the surrounding area. Clerestory windows allow for dramatic natural lighting within the interior, vividly recalling great train station architecture of the past.