LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

OWNER: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

START DATE: 10/2017

END DATE: ongoing

Sowinski Sullivan is leading the architectural design of SEPTA’s Frazer Yard Phase III. The scope includes modifying the roof on the existing maintenance shop and construction of an addition to the existing Consist Shop, a new high-level platform and canopy at an exterior cleaning track, a new Transportation building, and a new Train Wash building.

The existing roof requires replacement of roofing material and insulation due to the current state of deterioration The Consist Shop expansion allows a 7-car consist to fit in the existing shop. Constructed to match the material palette of the Phase II Shop Expansion with an architectural precast concrete wall panel and insulated metal wall panel exterior, the expansion includes an extension of the existing interior high-level gantry platform and access to the new exterior cleaning platform. The exterior cleaning platform and standing seam metal canopy above is directly adjacent to the south wall of the existing shop, extending for most of the Consist Shop expansion length. The Transportation Building is designed to accommodate SEPTA’s anticipated increase of staff from 45 to 75 employees, providing locker rooms, bunk rooms, a lounge, and a kitchen for rest and relaxation, and office space for administrative personnel and the Yard Master. The Train Wash Building houses the train washer system controls, pumps, tanks, and water reclamation equipment used for washing SEPTA’s fleet of cars and locomotives.