East Valley Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility

Tempe, AZ

First bus operations and maintenance facility in the country to achieve LEED Gold rating.


City of Tempe

Project Size

105,000 sf

Building Performance



IIDA P.R.I.D.E. Award Southwest Chapter Design Competition, Award of Merit for Environmental Design

Women in Transportation Innovation Award, Phoenix Chapter

Environmental Excellence Award, Valley Forward

Professional Services

Interior Design
Master Planning

The facility includes Administrative Offices, Operations/Driver facilities for over 500 bus operators, a 78,250 sf bus maintenance building, bus canopies to provide shade for the buses while parked, and a full LNG/CNG fueling center with fare retrieval and bus wash.

Two major buildings are situated on the site along an east-west axis to take advantage of proper solar orientation. The City of Tempe has made a strong commitment to sustainability, and thus the project was designed with sustainable design techniques, with the end result being that the project was the first bus maintenance and operations facility in the nation to be certified as a LEED Gold facility.

Meet the team

East Valley Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility


Principal/Board Member
National Transit Director
Washington DC Office Lead

Ken Anderson is known for developing projects with architectural solutions that transform lives for the better. As the studio lead for RNL’s Washington, D.C. office and head of RNL’s transit practice, Ken has helped establish the firm as one of the premier transit architecture firms in the nation.

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