Ann Arbor ParaTransit is home to Yellow Cab, ParaTransit delivery, and other transportation services. The program called for an inexpensive office and auto repair facility that would still convey a sense of company quality and service. The offices were situated in a separate wing that screens the large parking lot and service bays from the street. Striated and scored concrete block for walls and red asphalt shingles with painted roof accessories create a very economical yet handsome building.
Ann Arbor Paratransit
A New Look for a Company
ABOVE The office wing is shown in the photo above and the repair bays are arranged on the long leg to the right.
BELOW The dispatcher station adjacent to the interior courtyard has a view of all incoming and outgoing vehicles.
ABOVE The downspout is integrated into the masonry pier. The simple box fascia servers as a rain gutter.
BELOW A deep overhang along the south office wing screens the offices from solar glare and heat gain.
Architect: Rueter Associates Architects
Builder: Vanston O'Brien