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Thu 02.25.2016

Transportation, Development, City-Making: All Aboard Florida's Brightline


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Where: At The Center   

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline is the only privately owned, operated, and financed project of its kind being developed in the United States today. The Brightline’s 235-mile network of rail lines will connect South Florida to Central Florida by operating on the existing Florida East Coast (FEC) corridor and creating new tracks to Orlando. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has designed three stations, located in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, that will be key portals within the Brightline’s rail system. Envisioned not only as gateways to their respective cities, but also as iconic destinations, the terminals will be filled with spaces to shop, eat, and meet. The three facilities are united by a common material palette, design aesthetic, and planning strategy.

Kristopher Takacs, AIA, and Olin McKenzie, AIA, both Associate Directors at SOM, will present and discuss the economic drivers and the design evolution of the transportation, development, and city-making aspects of the project. The pair will also discuss how technology has been used throughout the design process and how new technologies are being integrated into a seamless, high-quality customer experience from door to door.

Kristopher Takacs, AIA, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Olin McKenzie, AIA, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Organized by: AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members



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