Aiport/Transit Award of Merit: El Monte Train Station
El Monte Transit Station, El Monte
The $50-million El Monte Transit project more than doubled the size of the existing station so that it can more efficiently serve the 40,000 daily transit passengers who travel between downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
The 350,000-sq-ft, two-level bus transit center includes 29 bus berths and serves multiple transit systems. The station's entry buildings feature angled walls and fabric-topped canopies that resemble wings, helping to create a sense of motion.
To meet the challenge of incorporating the original vision for the project into the final design, the project team collaborated extensively to create this LEED-Gold-certified station that judges called "terrific looking and world class."
Contractor KPRS Construction Services Inc., Brea
Owner Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Lead Design RNL, Los Angeles
Architect-of-Record/Exec. Arch. Gensler, Los Angeles
Civil Engineer W2 Design, Pasadena
Structural Engineer Nabih Youssef Associates, Los Angeles; Saiful Bouquet, Pasadena
MEP Engineer Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles; PBS Engineers, Glendora
Landscape Architect Melendrez, Los Angeles