Orlando Amtrak Station Historic Renovation

Orlando, Florida

The Collage Companies completed the successful historic restoration of the Orlando Amtrak Station.  The 1926 building, designed by M.A. Griffith and W.T. Hadlow for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, exemplified Spanish Mission Revival Style architecture but became dingy over time. The stucco walls exhibited mold and cracks, and the roof and windows leaked. The station also needed ADA upgrades. With a grant from the State of Florida, the City of Orlando launched a $2.1 million exterior renovation project, and FDOT selected The Collage Companies as General Contractor. The project included restoration of the original doors and windows, replacement and relocation of the HVAC system, a wheelchair ramp, and landscaping and other site improvements.
Working within the City of Orlando historic preservation standards and the Florida Department of Transportation vertical construction requirements – this safety-critical  renovation required high coordination and strategic phasing in order to minimize disruption of passenger movement. The Collage Companies developed a plan that did not disrupt the train schedule and kept everyone involved at the station — passengers, employees, and construction workers — safe.
The City of Orlando’s 2015 Historic Preservation Awards named Orlando Amtrak Station Outstanding Commercial Project and the project received an Award of Merit from Associated Builders and Contractors.