ANAHEIM, CA, April 23, 2014 – The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) is a recipient of a 2014 AIA TAP BIM Award.

Since 2005, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) community has spearheaded an effort to highlight outstanding case studies in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and processes on construction projects. 

The ARTIC project was the winner of an AIA TAP Citation in the category of “Stellar Architecture Using BIM.”  The award was presented to four firms: HOK, the designer of ARTIC terminal; Parsons Brinckerhoff, the project manager and civil engineer; Buro Happold, which provided mechanical-electrical-pluming , enclosure engineering, and 3D documentation  for the project; and Clark Construction as general contractor. 

In announcing the award, the AIA TAP jury commented: “This is what BIM is.  It is an innovative piece of architecture. A great process with many strengths.  The form is one of beauty and simplicity.  The use of integrated design and modeling optimized the structure.  Appreciate the use of an objective based approach to technology selection.  They used the tools best necessary to accomplish the design they desired to accomplish.  This group leveraged the power of BIM and it was especially valuable.”

A project of the City of Anaheim and the Orange County Transportation Authority, ARTIC combines the heritage and civic importance of the grand 19th century rail stations of the past with the size, scale and complexity of today’s modern airport terminals.  The intermodal facility, scheduled to be completed later this year, will accommodate several modes of transportation including Metrolink commuter rail and Amtrak, bus, shuttle, and taxi systems as well as future high-speed rail.

In supporting the award nomination, the City of Anaheim stated:  “Building Information Modeling for ARTIC, a first for the City, allows the City to have detailed facility information as never before.  ARTIC serves as baseline for future benchmarking.  During design, the integrated approach using BIM allowed the design team to share more information and produce an iconic design for a memorable and sophisticated structure, designed to tight tolerances and employing advanced materials and systems.  The detailed design information fed the cost estimate; bids came in well within budget tolerances.”

About Parsons Brinckerhoff

Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia-Pacific regions.  The firm offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operations for transportation, power, mining, water/wastewater, and community development projects.  Parsons Brinckerhoff is the professional services division of Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure services organization that also provides construction services, support services, and infrastructure investments (

About HOK

HOK is a global architectural firm that specializes in planning and design solutions for high-performance, sustainable buildings and communities.  Through its collaborative network of 24 offices worldwide, the firm delivers design excellence and innovation to clients globally.  Founded in 1955, HOK's expertise includes architecture, interiors, planning and urban design, engineering, strategic facility planning, consulting, lighting, graphics and construction services.

About Buro Happold

Buro Happold is a world-class, global engineering firm with five offices in North America.  Our multi-disciplinary services include MEP, structural, facades and civil engineering, energy modeling, fire/life safety, lighting design, and sustainability.  Buro Happold’s global team represents a breadth of knowledge and leadership combined with depth of expertise.  By using our integrated engineering skills, passion for innovation and strong collaboration with our architectural partners, we create high-performance legacy buildings across the globe.

About Clark Construction Group

Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States.  For over a century, we have been transforming the ideas and visions of our clients into award-winning projects.  We build with the intention of exceeding our clients’ expectations for safety, quality, functionality, and aesthetics, and deliver finished products that stand the test of time.  This could not have been accomplished without the diligence of our subcontracting community.  We have very strong subcontractors that all believe BIM is the future for coordination.


Judy Cooper
Parsons Brinckerhoff

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