Mitchem Station

Auburn, AL | bARCH studio

On the site of the existing Mitchum Avenue Station, a new intermodal train station was developed for passenger travel between Atlanta and Montgomery, as well as bus travel between Auburn and surrounding cities. Project directives included the development of a well-defined ground plane and a spectacular ceiling plane.

Inspiration was taken from an amorphous form, which was refined and rationalized through the use of a 3D modeling program. The final model was laser-cut and pieced together by hand. The station was designed to accommodate the loading and unloading of passengers from two train cars, Tiger Transit, LETA and Charter busses, while providing a welcoming entrance to the city.