NORR’s Transportation Studio develops aviation, transit and multimodal hub solutions for clients around the world. We understand the needs of government and private operators to maintain, upgrade and provide new transportation services and supporting infrastructure. Our design solutions are purpose-driven to build better, more efficient and environmentally friendly transportation nodes that incorporate flexibility for future system expansion.
Integrated Designs for Aviation
We have proven experience in all aspects of airport design, engineering and operations, from curbside to airside. Our dedicated global team has designed and managed complex projects for the transportation industry, including terminal buildings, parkades, maintenance and training hangars, de-icing facilities, runways, taxiways, aprons and satellite space hubs. Our design work extends to master planning, interior reconfigurations, lounges and retail buildouts. We’ve been involved in multiple prestigious projects located worldwide, beginning in 1964 with Canada’s largest airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Managing the Complexity of Transit Projects
Public transit, including subway and light rail transit, is vital to a healthy sustainable city. At NORR, we work collaboratively with all levels of government and private operators to provide planning and programs that increase capacity, eliminate spatial and technical limitations on balance with financial realities. We have developed a framework for detailed project phasing and staging strategies, for design implementation through to construction that has the least impact on the system and traffic flow.
Multimodal Transit Hubs
All levels of government are looking to move people and goods through multimodal transit hubs providing more options, enhanced service and increased efficiencies. We continue to be at the forefront of planning, designing and implementing projects that include regional transit, railway and ferry terminals, as well as border crossings. Our experience goes far beyond design and engineering. Today, the reduction of carbon emissions, elimination of noise pollution and resolution of other environmental issues are all integral aspects of our work.
Detroit Transit Center
Adaptive reuse of historic buildings into new transit center and public plaza