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Project Team

Project Lead
Peter Birkholz – Page & Turnbull, Inc

Rosy Ehlert – City of Livermore

Peter Birkholz – Page & Turnbull, Inc

Civil Engineer
Susan Ulvenes – SANDIS

Landscape Architect
David Meyer – Meyer & Silberberg Land Architects

Structural Engineer
Jack Laws – DCI&SDE Engineers

MEP Engineer
Ron Blue – List Engineering

Geotechnical Engineer
Jeffrey Fippin – Engeo

Cost Estimator
Cynthia Madrid – Mack5

Livermore Railroad Depot Rehabilitation and Relocation

The Livermore Railroad Depot Rehabilitation and Relocation is the winner of a 2020 Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. The Award will be presented on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at an online awards ceremony. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About this project

At the onset of the project, the Depot was separated from the railroad tracks that it formerly served, it sat alone in a lot that was designated to be redeveloped.  The project relocated the building adjacent to the railroad tracks that serve the regional light rail system. The rehabilitation included selective demolition of non-historic additions, restoration and replacement of missing redwood siding and trim, wood windows and doors and rehabilitation of existing historic finishes at the interior of the building. An interior stair was reconstructed in the original configuration to link to the first and second floors. Building systems were replaced with new energy efficient systems, the foundation was replaced, and the structural system was improved to provide a code compliant seismic system, the path of travel at the site and within the interior provides an accessible path of travel throughout.

The Depot has been returned to its original use as a ticketing office and waiting area for the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority for use by rail and bus patrons.