VIA Westside Multimodal Transit Center

Adaptive Reuse

Near Westside/San Antonio


As part of its ongoing IDIQ with VIA, Douglas Architects, was hired to renovate the interiors of the historic, International and Great Northern Railroad Depot building into VIA’s new Westside Multi-Modal facility. The building is in the Cattleman Square area, just west of downtown San Antonio. The design re-purposes the building from its current use as a credit union. The facility will serve as a hub for buses, potential future light and heavy rail, as well as VIA’s signature bus rapid transit service, VIA Primo, to help increase inner-city mobility.

DAI, as Prime, provided full architectural and interior services, managing its team of consultants, and assisted VIA with the San Antonio Historic Design and Review process and attained developmental approval and permitting for the project. The project was completed in 2013.