Amtrak Depot Site Improvements


Location:
  Downtown Davis, CA
Date Completed:  2002
Services Provided:  Civil Engineering | Landscape Architecture
Owner:  City of Davis
Architect:  Indigo Architects   

Key Contributions: 
extensive value engineering of site work materials and extent to meet budget

Sustainable Design:
  gravel paths | swales | landscaped basins 

Details: 
plaza area | passenger seating areas | landscaped open space and parking lot expansion

Cunningham Engineering was selected to provide civil engineering designs for extensive site improvements. The Depot complex serves as a busy, multi-modal transportation hub for Davis.  Cunninghame Engineering assisted the design team in meeting site-planning objectives, while complying with all accessibility requirements and minimizing construction costs.

Cunningham Engineering's Cheryl Sullivan was the landscape architect responsible for creative hardscape designs and water conserving plantings.

Challenges included a fixed budget, due to grant funding constraints and inadequate existing drainage system.