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4 November 2013

A+D Students Design Roanoke Passenger Rail Station and Intermodal Transportation Center

Students from Virginia Tech’s architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, and civil engineering programs have developed design concepts for a multi-modal transportation center for Roanoke, Va., featuring an AMTRAK passenger rail station. Industrial Design Prof. Ron Kemnitzer leads the interdisciplinary design studio, along with Architecture Profs. Scott Gartner and Donna Dunay and Landscape Architecture Prof. Wendy Jacobson.

Participating students are Jason Alagna, a junior majoring in landscape architecture; Nicholas Ascosi, a senior majoring in industrial design; Megan Burton, a senior majoring in interior design; Christopher Crowley, a senior majoring in industrial design; Malcolm Dax, a graduate student in architecture; Daniel Duminuco, a senior majoring in industrial design; Cutter Dunn, a senior majoring in architecture; Elena Herrero, a senior majoring in landscape architecture; Emily Inglis, a senior majoring in landscape architecture; Jill Jackson, a senior majoring in industrial design; Holly Lassiter, a senior majoring in interior design; Kelsey Lizzio, a senior majoring in interior design; Katelyn McKenna, a senior majoring in landscape architecture; Michelle Pannone, a sophomore majoring in architecture; Michael Rollins, a master’s student in architecture; Marthinus Veldsman, a senior majoring in industrial design; Nicolas Vidri, a senior majoring in civil engineering; Malith Waharaka, a senior majoring in industrial design; and Shane Ziegler, a senior majoring in industrial design.

Project sponsors and advisors include RailPlan International, Marsh USA Global Rail Practice, Norfolk Southern, AMTRAK, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, City of Roanoke Planning Department, and SFCS Architects.

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