Who says a cost-conscious transit operations facility can’t be elegant? We don’t! Of course, it’s hard to lose when you have the opportunity to design with the Columbia Gorge as your backdrop.
Accommodating a multitude of functions from the movement of people and transit vehicles to the administrative and repair needs of a modest but growing district, the Hood River Transit Center had to suit a number of requirements. Viewing the L-shaped site and tenuous weather as an opportunity rather than a hindrance, PIVOT blended a little design innovation and a palette of durable materials to give Hood River County a finished piece that would make them proud while efficiently serving their needs for decades to come.