• Press Release
  • October 17, 2018
  • San Jose, California

Arcadis and Benthem Crouwel Architects to transform San Jose’s Diridon Station

San Jose, California - Station Will Become One of the Largest Transportation Hubs in North America

Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD) and Benthem Crouwel Architects have teamed with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), City of San Jose, Caltrain and the California High Speed Rail Authority to reinvent Diridon Station — a major transportation hub in downtown San Jose.

By 2027, major transportation investments, including California High Speed Rail and the addition of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Caltrain service, will blend with existing bus transit and rail lines that include Capitol Corridor, Altamont Corridor Express, Amtrak, and VTA Light Rail — with room for current services to grow. In addition, the City’s adopted land use plan calls for substantial public and private development near the station, which will bring thousands of new jobs and residents to the area. This is likely to make Diridon Station one of the busiest intermodal stations in North America.

The Arcadis-Benthem Crouwel partnership marks the first step into the future, with the creation of the San Jose Diridon Station Integrated Station Concept Plan. This initial, $6.4 million phase of the project is expected to take 18 months to complete, and will accomplish the following:

Design an integrated multimodal facility that will provide seamless transfer between all
    modes of transportation.
Delineate the spatial needs of the station to support the rail and transit operations while
    focusing on the experience of the transit and station user.
Focus on the interaction and cohesiveness between transit systems, public space and
    private development.
Plan and design a station that will accommodate future capacity needs.
Emphasize regional interconnectivity to expand and enhance service.
Create an organizational/governance model for the partner agencies to design, build and
    operate the station.

Services as part of this contract include architecture, engineering, urban design, project management and consultancy. Arcadis will be responsible for overall project management, engineering and fostering collaboration among the many partners involved in the reinvention of Diridon Station. Benthem Crouwel Architects will be responsible for urban planning and architectural design of the new station. Arcadis and Benthem Crouwel Architects have a local office in San Jose, supported by their respective offices in the U.S. and The Netherlands.

The Arcadis-Benthem Crouwel approach to creating this plan is consistent with Arcadis’ integrated approach to transit-related developments, called Mobility-oriented Development, or MODe. The approach focuses on the integration of four key elements that bring value to transit hubs: connectivity, urban environment, equitable social place-making and economic development. Read the full 2018 MODe report for more information.

“San Jose is the 10th largest city in the United States and with the emerging public and private development, Diridon Station is set to become one of the busiest transit hubs in the nation,” said Steve Truman, Arcadis’ contract manager. “Arcadis is excited to once again team with Benthem Crouwel to prepare a cutting-edge, integrated roadmap for the future of Diridon Station.”

“In the past decade, an incredible redevelopment of the largest train stations of the Netherlands has been accomplished. The train stations of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague have been transformed into future-proof multimodal hubs,” explains Daniel Jongtien, partner at Benthem Crouwel Architects. “We have changed the perspective from infrastructure to passengers, from disconnected transit systems to integrated solutions. Arcadis and Benthem Crouwel have successfully collaborated on many projects. We can’t wait to take this joint experience to Silicon Valley.”



Jochem Binst 
Mobile: +32471202679
Email: jochem.binst@arcadis.com

Jimmy Luthye
Mobile: 303-947-5925
Email: james.luthye@arcadis.com

Esmee Gramberg
Telephone: +31 20 642 0105
Email: egramberg@benthemcrouwel.nl

About Arcadis 
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.2 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.  www.arcadis.com

Benthem Crouwel Architects designs innovative, flexible and efficient buildings in a variety of scales: from a tiny house to the major railway stations in the Netherlands. In all their designs Benthem Crouwel Architects seeks a balance between economic, social and ecological interests, with a particular focus on innovation and sustainability. Famous designs are the railway stations of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, the North / South metroline in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Stedelijk Museum.

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