SAI jointly with Ellis Don, are developing the Rutherford GO Station / Transit Node, a DBF project, as a part of the Regional Express Rail Program. The project involves developing the existing station site, a new six storied Parking Garage, platforms (with provisions for Future Level Boarding) and canopies, an Overhead Pedestrian Bridge and Stair Tower, a Grade Separation along Rutherford Road and revamping the existing bus loop, parking lot and the PPUDO.
The Parking Garage accommodates 1910 car stalls and gives the project an identity with its mass, which is mitigated by the aluminum fin wrapper encompassing the light grey precast concrete. It acts as a visual background for the integrated Station Building wraps around the north-east corner. The project is conceived as a collection of complementary elements with a clear organization and functioning as a civic anchor point in the community.
The site elements expand their influence beyond the plot boundaries in the form of landscape and a Grade Separation along Rutherford Road. The design reduces the overall perceived scale by the use of texture, coloured polycarbonate panels and lighting along various surfaces.