NYC Transit replaced the existing bus depot in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan with a $260 million, 390,000 SF, three-story environmentally friendly structure to accommodate 150 buses. The phased demolition was followed by construction in a design-build process that began in 2011. DHK provided preliminary design and constructability services before the project was put out to bid and was also a member of the CB&I/Shaw Group Engineers-led team that provided construction management services. This effort entailed a quality control process for reviewing construction documents and for managing the construction phase.
This project was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, as it included a green roof, rainwater recycling system, low-emission boilers, solar air heating, heat-recovery air handling units, natural lighting, All of the buses are hybrid electric, or low emissions buses, and most are articulated vehicles.