95th / Dan Ryan CTA Intermodal Terminal Station

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Bridges / Public infrastructure
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Thomas Hoepf, FAIA
  • Design Team
    Jakalski, Protsishin, Badic, Viamontes, Johnson,
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Const. Company
    F.H. Paschen
  • Location
    Chicago, IL USA
  • Project Date

Located between the north and southbound lanes of I-94, the 95th/Dan Ryan multimodal Terminal Station reconnects southside Chicago communities to opportunities throughout the City. This largest reconstruction in CTA history included renovation and expansion of the North Terminal, construction of a new South Terminal, boarding platforms and bus canopies.

Designed as a gateway to Chicago with it’s iconic “brow” projecting over the highway at the north/south entries, it was conceived as a continuous ribbon stretching south to north, tying the terminals together with the thinnest point at the pedestrian bridge across 95th Street.

The Station influences its context beyond its primary use as transportation infrastructure to become cultural infrastructure, with ambitions of serving as public sculpture that animates and enlivens on many scales: at the city scale as an iconic gateway; at the neighborhood scale with views connecting east and west from blocks away; and at the pedestrian scale as an open inviting neighborhood station.

Architect/artist collaboration included a catalyst DJ studio engaging neighborhood youth. At any given time, the station is vibrant with live broadcasts.