Lynn, MA

MBTA Lynn Commuter Rail Station


Constructed in 1992, the Lynn commuter rail station and parking garage facility had fallen into disrepair. The facility consists of the station platform, two five-level precast concrete parking garages, an arcade between the garages, a busway, numerous site structures, and multiple tenant spaces. SGH led a multidisciplinary team to evaluate the condition of the facilities at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Lynn commuter rail station and recommended repairs.

After our initial assessment, the MBTA retained SGH to implement immediate repairs and provide construction-phase services as part of the first phase of facility improvements and upgrades.

The design schedule was compressed to achieve substantial construction completion in fall 2016. In addition to the immediate repairs to eliminate tripping hazards throughout the facility, the project included upgrading the mechanical system and architectural features in a tenant space for a community college and mitigating leaks into their space. Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Serving as the prime consultant and overseeing work to upgrade HVAC equipment, install new interior finishes, remediate hazardous materials such as molded walls, and improve site lighting
  • Designing waterproofing for the garage, brick walls, and canopy roofing to eliminate leaks into the community college space
  • Specifying replacement of deteriorated treads on the stairway used to access the community college from the garage
  • Designing site features to mitigate tripping hazards and ponding issues, including replacing all paver and brick walking surfaces throughout the station with concrete slabs and replacing the top surface of the asphalt busway pavement

Project Summary



Completion Date


Construction Value
New Construction
Building Enclosures | Structures
Infrastructure & Transportation
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Specialized Capabilities
Repair & Strengthening | Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Dominic  Kelly
Dominic Kelly
Senior Principal
Paul  Schuman
Paul Schuman
Associate Principal