Amtrak 8th Street Yard<br>and Maintenance of Way Building<br>Los Angeles, CA

Amtrak 8th Street Yard
and Maintenance of Way Building
Los Angeles, CA

AVA's Role
The Amtrak Maintenance Facility and Yards is a key component of the Southern California Amtrak system. AVA provided architectural planning and design, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering services.

Amtrak West Engineering Division, Los Angeles, CA

Project Description
This maintenance facility has a first floor area of 15,000 sq.ft. (300’x50’) and a mezzanine area of 7,5000 sq.ft. (300’x25’) for a total of 22,500 sq.ft. covered area. The Police and Security Office, Engineering Office and Radio Shop are in a single story structure whereas the Sheet Metal Shop, Electric Shop, Carpentry Shop and the Maintenance-of-Way Shop are in a double story structure with a mezzanine. The structure is steel framing with Concrete masonry units (CMU) walls for the one story structure and a combination of CMU and Metal siding for the two story structure. The roofing is sheet metal on steel girders. Except the Detention Room and Evidence Room walls in the Police Facility, which are of CMU, all interior partition is sheet rock on metal studs. Jib cranes and mono-rails have been provided in the shops to move heavy equipment and parts within the shop and also service the mezzanine. High bay openings allow for truck access and; larger structural spans allow for bigger work bays. This is a high security building with electronic surveillance equipment and cameras for the entire yards. All vehicular and pedestrian circulation was reworked from the guard gates with special parking facilities for the police.

$3 Million

Completion date: In-Progress

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