Peer Review | Giuliani Associates
Architecture & Interiors | Baker International
Civil Engineering | Atkins
Structural Engineering | Baker International
MEP Engineering | Baker International & M.C. Dean
Design Builder | Hensel Phelps


2018 – 2022


Giuliani is part of the Hensel Phelps design/build team chosen by the Purple Line Transit Partners to design and build the Purple Line Rail Yard in Maryland just outside Washington, DC. Giuliani will be providing peer review services with JMT Engineers to review design services by Baker International and M.C. Dean.

Project Description: 
The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail line extending from Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County, Maryland. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton. The Purple Line will also connect to MARC, AMTRAK, and local bus services.

This vertical component includes 2 major buildings. The largest building (170,000 SF) in the complex is the Glenridge Maintenance Facility.  This facility supports all aspects of regular maintenance of revenue rail cars, including washing of vehicle undercarriages, interior cleaning, wheel truing, general maintenance of railcars, repair and re-fabrication of running gear, air conditioning and electronic train control systems. Shop areas include in ground lifts 

that can raise entire married pair vehicles, with or without trucks. This building also includes state of the art class A office space supports this operation.

Special equipment includes overhead bridge cranestrain car lifts; a paint booth; and a myriad of specialized industrial equipment to accommodate all required maintenance of rail cars and track systems.

The second maintenance facility, located in Lyttonsville, MD, is a 17,000 SF operations building.

Giuliani Associates is utilizing BlueBeam Revu to review documents prepared on multiple platforms.  The architectural documents were developed in Autodesk Revit while the engineering documents vary by discipline.  All facilities are being reviewed to conform with applicable national, state and local building codes and standards as well as standards put in place by Purple Line Transit Partners made up of the Purple Line Transit Constructors and the Purple Line Transit Operators.