IBI transit project wins Best Project ENR award
DateOctober 31, 2014
DENVER – IBI Group’s MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System in Fort Collins, Colorado, won a Best Projects Award in the Airports/Transit category, presented by Engineering News Record Mountain States magazine. The award was presented October 13 in Denver.
Working with lead designers Michael Baker International, IBI Group provided architecture, transit planning, and communications systems engineering services for the $87 million transit system. Our work focussed on the five-mile guideway for the BRT, seven BRT stations, and 10 BRT curbside stops.
“IBI worked extensively in a collaborative process with the City of Fort Collins, Colorado State University, and the community-at-large to integrate their design ambitions for each transit station as a unique place,” said Peter Zurawel, IBI Deputy Regional Director. “Individual stations have custom finishes that respond to each neighborhood or precinct and complementary art work is integrated into each station’s architecture.”
The project is the first of its kind in northern Colorado and one of the first comprehensive BRT systems in the state. The MAX BRT runs north-south through the central core of Fort Collins, connecting the north and south parts of the city with a route of partially dedicated guideways and mixed-used roads.
Work on the project began in 2009. Design work was completed in 2011, construction work in 2014.