RTS Transit Center





With the hopes of stimulating the activity and economy in a neighborhood where buses are the main source of transportation, the RTS constructed a new Transit Center, which is an architectural destination as well as a departure point for riders.  The centerpiece of the facility is the two-story, swooping ceiling, which features custom curved ceiling panels that are washed with color-changing light to celebrate local festivals, holidays or events.  From a distance, viewers are drawn to the transit center by the glowing beacon at each entrance.  Inside, lighting located at the gates helps riders with wayfinding and brings the grand space down to a pedestrian scale.


Project Details



Rochester, NY



Bergmann Associates



Tim Wilkes



IESNA Award of Merit

IES Rochester Harley Hill Excellence in Lighting Design Award




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