LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

OWNER: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) / PennDOT

START DATE: 04/2014

END DATE: 11/2017

Sowinski Sullivan was the architect on a team tasked with improving conditions at Philadelphia’s 40th Street Station on the Market-Frankford subway line. The project goals were to improve ADA-compliant accessibility, enhance safety and security for both customers and employees, and improve operational efficiency and customer convenience. The scope of work included installing two elevators for pedestrian access from street level to the eastbound and westbound platforms and designing new head houses at each of the four stairways. In addition to providing compliance with ADA standards and regulations, additional work included making miscellaneous repairs throughout the existing station, improving the electrical and mechanical systems, upgrading the finishes and furniture at the platform level, renovating or replacing the existing restrooms, and installing new ADA-compliant way-finding signage.