AWA Project News and Happenings

AWA Project News and Happenings


State of the Art LIRR Station Officially Opens

Carle Place Station (Copyright © 2021 MTA LIRR)

We are excited to share great news on an ongoing AWA project. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the opening of the Carle Place station last week as part of the LIRR’s six-station refurbishment on the main line. 

AWA worked very closely with the architects WXY and the team at Stantec to provide an uplifting and appropriate lighting design solution for the modernization of six stations on LIRRs main line, as well as the surrounding landscape to these stations. 

We developed a parametric design approach that helped to keep a consistent visual feel through the project and simplified the construction and procurement requirements. 

Construction on this project began in 2018 and all stations will be completed by late 2022.

Excerpt from WABC News Article:
“CARLE PLACE, Long Island (WABC) — The newly renovated Carle Place Long Island Rail Road station officially opened Friday, with the enhancement part of the larger LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville.

MTA Acting Chair and CEO Janno Lieber and leaders from the LIRR were joined by elected officials and community leaders to cut the ribbon on the station.

Improvements, which were developed in coordination with the community, include:

  • Platform removal and replacement to accommodate a new third track
  • Platform canopies
  • New platform furnishings and accouterments including benches, bike racks, shelters, and signage.
  • CCTV security cameras to improve safety
  • ADA-compliant mobility improvements including ramps and elevators
  • A new pedestrian overpass
  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • USB charging stations
  • Digital information displays”

Read the full WABC News Article HERE

Abhay Wadhwa Interviewed By Monograph

We are excited to share that AWA Design Principal and CEO Abhay Wadhwa was recently interviewed as part of Monograph’s interview series—1,000 Emerging and Experienced Leaders in Architecture, Design, and Engineering. I was chosen as one of the NYC practice leaders in this “Best Practice Community”

You can read the interview titled: “Light is the Medium, While Lighting is a Concept and a Point of View.” HERE

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