Amtrak South and Southwest Divisions

Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North and South Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, & Texas

BCA was part of a team of architects and engineers working to produce State of Good Repair (SOGR) Assessments for 120 train stations and yards located within Amtrak's Southern Divison. BCA was responsible for architectural assessments of the historic train stations within the Southern Division, which include 44 stations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, North and South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas. The historic stations vary in size and style, from Queen Anne Revival to Spanish Mission to Mid-Century Modern, and were constructed at various times between 1885 and 1962. The goal of the SOGR assessments was to provide Amtrak with an overall understanding of the current conditions of their buildings and related equipment for planning purposes and to verify compliance with current codes. 

Working together, the project team developed a digital survey form to be used in the field to capture the relevant information about the train facilities and systems. The survey forms allowed the project team to record the presence or absence of features and amenities, provide information about their condition, and take photographs of representative features and deficiencies. Recommendations were made about any deficiencies identified, and estimated repair quantities were noted so they could be included in the report as part of a cost estimate for planning purposes. 

Related services: Conditions Surveys