Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Planning + Urban Design
In 2016-2017 VIA led the urban design of a street-oriented LRT system in this fast-growing Metro Vancouver area for the SDG/Hatch team. VIA provided a “vision integration plan,” streetscape design guidelines, and functional program for 6 at-grade stations, several bus exchanges, as well as coordination between TransLink and the City of Surrey. In 2018, following a City Council resolution this project was revised as Advanced Light Rail (SkyTrain). VIA has continued to act as lead architect in the design the 16 km guideway with eight stations and three park and rides. VIA is now working on Conceptual Development for the Design Build program including risk assessment and business case.