Building the Circle Award – University Circle Inc.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) has renovated the University Circle Station at Cedar Road, which is conveniently located in close proximity to the existing University Circle bus depot, for passenger transit. City Architecture has designed these shelter canopies to replace the existing shelter which has fallen into disrepair over the years. The canopies are to provide continuous shelter from inclement weather from the train station at grade to the bus depot, as well as at E. 114th Street and Glenwood Avenue, which has a prominent presence along Cedar Road. To create a cohesive language of elegance and style befitting the design of the train station, City Architecture has created a simple, post-industrial structure with exposed steel, metal roofing and curved beam/column transition to mimic the swooping curves on the train station. Further enhancements, include a bioretention garden facing Cedar Road to soften and beautify the streetscape, providing a welcoming presence to the entrance of the train station.