2014 Project of the Year
Transportation, National Award of Excellence
National Award of Merit
The Denver Union Station Transit Improvements project transformed 20 acres of blighted former rail yards into the vibrant centerpiece of a bustling downtown Denver, anchoring and facilitating connections between the region’s transit system with all modes of public transit; an iconic, eight-track commuter rail train hall, new light rail station and an airy, airport-like underground bus concourse with 22 bays for regional and commercial bus service. At $374.8 million and spanning 20 acres and seven city blocks, it is the largest multimodal project to seek LEED Silver certification from the USGBC. The project is a Public-Private Partnership (P3) successfully delivered under a design-build contract model, requiring intensive collaboration and deep trust among the owner, architect and contractor on a public project.
Owner: Denver Union Station Project Authority
Design-Builder, Construction Manager: Kiewit
Architect: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP
BIM Specialist/Construction: Legacy Mechanical Inc.
Specialty Consultant: Hargreaves Associates