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Pre-fab fits bus station

Photo: William Sliger
Photo: William Sliger

Greyhound Lines Inc.'s bus terminal in Seattle was constructed on a small site to comply with the Federal Transit Administration's requirement that permanent structures not be built under overhead roadway drip lines. Additionally, a low roof height was required so the building wouldn't hide public art on the adjoining garage.

A rigid frame arrived on-site with exterior sheathing and interior gypsum board in place, awaiting the exterior skin panels and interior finishes. The prefabricated steel building supplied by Modern Building Systems Inc. was shipped in seven modules and assembled on-site. The modules were limited in height and the building height was set at 14 feet to make bridge and overpass clearances. Modules were assembled and welded to embedded steel foundation plates.

Approximately 4,000 square feet of All Weather Insulated Panels' insulated metal panels in Pearl Gray and Royal Blue to match Greyhound Line's logo were installed. Additionally, Modern Building Systems supplied an aluminum storefront system. Completed in May 2014, the project included a 3,155-square-foot main building, ancillary baggage building and 740-square-foot canopy structure.

Owner: Greyhound Lines Inc., Dallas
Architect: Sixthriver Architects, Austin, Texas
Architect/installer: Modern Building Systems Inc., Pacific, Wash.
General contractor: Saybr Contractors Inc., Tacoma, Wash.
Engineer: Parametrix Inc., Seattle
Metal building system supplier/storefront supplier: Modern Building Systems Inc., Aumsville, Ore.
Insulated metal panels: All Weather Insulated Panels, Vacaville, Calif., awipanels.com