The Winston-Salem Transportation Center consists of a three-story building and a canopy covering sixteen bus bays. The building is located in downtown Winston-Salem, and our design responds to both the urban atmosphere and the proximal historic Main Post Office, now the Millennium Center. In keeping with the concept of a pedestrian-friendly center, an urban park containing low walls for seating, groundcover, and trees surrounds the site. In addition to providing a safe and welcoming place for bus-riders, the facility offers parking and taxi waiting areas.
The first floor serves as the passenger waiting area and features terrazzo flooring and etched glass panels depicting the history of transportation in Winston-Salem. The traffic control room occupies much of the second floor, which also contains administrative offices, Department of Transportation offices, Transit Authority offices, and a training area. The third floor is general office space for the Transit Authority.
The wall along the northern side of the traffic control room is glass, as is the entire northern façade facing the bus bays, allowing visual access to the sixteen platforms from all three floors. Illuminating signs identify each bus bay, and each sign is wired for LED messaging tied to a central computer, providing passengers with updated schedule information.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
City of Winston-Salem
15,000 square feet
- 2000 Award of Merit, AIA North Carolina