Blacksburg Transit/Virginia Tech Multi-modal Transit Facility

Campus Plan and Feasibility Study

The goal of this phase of the project was to develop a concept plan for an environmentally sustainable, LEED Silver or higher, intermodal transit/transfer center for Blacksburg Transit located near the heart of the Virginia Tech Campus.

The initial task included a review, evaluation and update of the project prospectus, and an evaluation of the route recommendations prepared for the proposed facility. Operational analysis was crucial to understanding the needs that related to the proposed facility. Additional program needs and facility objectives were defined, and a conceptual space program was developed. Following the site survey, test fits for the selected location were developed to create a conceptual design.

Overall master plan and detailed site design for new Multimodal Transit Facility on the north end of the Virginia Tech campus. The proposed development wraps around an existing parking structure, with major bus loops on both the west and east sides along the former Perry Street corridor. A new transit building anchors the plan and sits directly between the east and west bus loops. New bus canopies and student waiting areas, large gathering spaces/plazas, social stairs and connecting pedestrian corridors are incorporated into this overall plan. Design emphasis is on pedestrian accessibility and safety, while seamlessly integrating the new project into the existing campus setting.