CHASM is currently serving as the Prime Design Consultant responsible for modernizing one of the MARTA system’s largest and busiest train stations.

Constructed in 1979, the Hamilton E. Holmes Station is the western terminus of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Blue line. Though a solidly built concrete structure, the existing station is cold and uninviting to the 22,000 patrons who use it daily. To create a better customer service experience for its riders, MARTA is rehabilitating several stations, including Holmes.

CHASM will improve all the surfaces of the existing station in its concept for rehabilitation. Much of the concrete will be removed to make way for lighter, more transparent structures. A PTFE canopy will be employed as a chrysalis enveloping the train platforms. Glass curtainwalls will allow light to penetrate the concourse area below. Working with Artbound, MARTA’s public art outreach program, the design will incorporate artwork as an integral component of the design.

CHASM has developed a concept that goes beyond a simple rehabilitation to truly transform a staid public rail station into a unique form expressive of movement.

  • LocationAtlanta, Georgia
  • Size42,308 sq. ft.
  • Budget$TBD
  • OwnerMARTA | Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority
  • Role & Scope of WorkPrime Design Consultant | Architect of Record | Full Architectural & Interior Design Services

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