Race-Vine Station

LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

OWNER: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

START DATE: 06/2011

END DATE: 10/2019

Sowinski Sullivan led the architectural design for the ADA elevator project at the Race-Vine Station. The project provided elevator access from street level to the mezzanine level and to the northbound and southbound island platform level. Sowinski Sullivan designed these elevators to be in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other governing authorities such as the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This project also required gaining approval from the Philadelphia Art Commission. The project required existing station elements to be modified as necessary to accommodate the elevator installations. New fare arrays needed to be designed, and the mezzanine floor slabs in the vicinity of the elevators needed to be lowered in response to the low overhead height conditions. The scope also involved making electrical improvements to interior and exterior lighting, evaluating the transformer for adequacy and/or upgrade, installing life-safety systems and expanding and connecting to the existing systems, making mechanical provisions for sump pump systems, and making miscellaneous drainage modifications, such as trench drain modifications.