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Harrisonburg Administrative and Maintenance Facility

Harrisonburg, Virginia

The City of Harrisonburg was challenged by the need for new vehicle
maintenance facilities, the need to maintain current operations, and a new
building site. As part of a design/build competition, our team surmounted these
obstacles producing a new facility to serve 117 buses and more than 350 public
works vehicles, including fire, police and rescue, and associated non-revenue

The team’s work began with a site redesign to address the difficult topography.
We also created a sophisticated phasing plan to maintain operations in the
existing fleet and water department facilities during construction. By holding
initial design workshops with the client and other user groups to verify design
assumptions, the team was able to provide the client with opportunities to
upgrade current operational practices and identify value items in the equipment
and program requirements. Additionally, the team worked together with outside
city, county and permitting agencies to pre-approve design approaches that
had immediate associated pricing implications. This helped to streamline and
minimize the overall building delivery schedule. The project is also on track to
obtain a LEED Silver certification.

Project Highlights

  • Pursuing LEED Silver certification.
  • Phasing plan to maintain current operations.
  • Pre-approved design approaches to streamline schedule.
Services Provided
Preliminary Design
Master Plan/Concept Design
Final Design
Equipment Industrial Design
Fleet Size

467 Vehicles

Site Size

16 Acres

Facility Size

48,310 square feet

Construction Cost