Transportation Facility Design — More than 95% of our project base is transportation facility design and implementation. Our experience extends to intercity and regional rail, subway, and light-rail stations; BRT and bus/intermodal facilities; maintenance shops and welfare facilities; and yard infrastructure, substations, signal and yard towers, and control/operations centers for all transportation modes. Our work covers every aspect of facility planning, design, renovation, expansion, and restoration, from stand-alone station and shop planning and design to nuts-and-bolts building enclosure and state-of-good-repair investigation and remediation efforts. We see each project as an opportunity to help our clients achieve their defined goals. We structure our design and execution processes around this premise.
Sustainability — We view sustainable design as a way of thinking and make it integral to every project we undertake. Our design staff uses their experience with multiple sustainable certification programs—LEED, ParkSmart, Envision, and Green Globes—to determine which strategies will most benefit our clients. Using an integrated facility design process, we evaluate the potential approaches and select those that are best suited for each project. Ultimately, the sustainable strategies we identify and implement are centered around our clients and enhancing the lifespan of their facilities by reducing the maintenance required, lowering the operating costs, and increasing the building's durability.
Technology Integration — Our team leverages current and advanced technologies to enhance project delivery. Our expertise includes state-of-the-art Revit, AutoCAD, and Bentley applications for design; Navisworks for clash detection and scheduling; and our own proprietary software for management tracking, whose embedded flexibility tailors reporting to our clients' needs. We utilize BIM (building information modeling) on all phases of our projects unless a client requests a different platform. Our staff includes a full-time Director of BIM who oversees the implementation of design software and identifies emerging technologies in the field. All these tools are essential to our success, facilitating streamlined collaboration, communication, and information sharing with our clients and consultants.
Leadership in Transportation Architecture — Sowinski Sullivan's recognized prowess and acumen in the field is proven by a client retention rate that is close to 100%. Our record of performance and client satisfaction stems from our rigorous commitment to quality and our many decades of experience. We have planned, designed, and/or managed improvements at over 300 transportation facilities throughout North America using multiple delivery methods: design-build, design-bid-build, private-public partnerships and DBOMs. Our transportation-focused technical staff works continuously to improve work flow and outcomes through a dedication to technical excellence and client-centric problem solving.
Sowinski Sullivan, PC is an architecture and engineering firm with offices in Sparta, New Jersey, and Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1996, the firm provides architecture, mechanical engineering, and consulting services to a broad spectrum of public transportation clients throughout North America. In many states, Sowinski Sullivan is certified as a WBE (Woman Business Enterprise) and a DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise). The firm's sole focus is on transportation and related infrastructure for all mass transportation modes. We have experience with subway, light rail, trolley, bus, and aviation facilities; commuter and intercity rail and intermodal stations; maintenance and support buildings for all rail, aviation, and bus modes; and preservation and other associated services that are part and parcel of the transportation milieu.