The School of Architecture at Clemson University in Clemson, SC will create a design studio and other courses that focus on a southeastern high-speed rail line. Lead by Assistant Professor Carlos Barrios, the school will address design scenarios associated with a project of this magnatude. This should allow design and research teams comprised of both faculty and students to investigate design and material innvoations that are associated with infrastructure and transportation options at various scales.
High-speed transit stations
Multi-modal transporation hubs
Bridges and structures for accessibility
Trail heads, public facilities, public park and play structures
Bike storage, security, repair facilities
Co-op and community structurs/facilities
Public space fixtures
Kiosk/way finding devices
Surface treatments for pedestrians, bikes and autos
Barriers and railings
Sound walls, and
Starting in the fall of 2014, Clemson will create a series of design studios and seminars that will maintain a unique profile and maximize college, school and department collaboration. The school will be working with local partners to gain industry insight for this project. Peter Finsen of the Georgia/Carolinas PCI will coordinate from the industry side.