Athens Services Transfer Station & MRF

Irwindale, CA

JRMA will design the recently approved Transfer Station and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for Athens Services in Irwindale. The nearly 323,000 square foot facility will include a transfer station and load-out area, a recycling processing center, administrative offices, a visitor facility, an education center, employee facilities, a maintenance building, a wash bay canopy, a scalehouse, and a convenience center, as well as expansion areas for both trash transfer and materials recovery.

This facility is being designed to look more like a village than a big-box plant. The exterior design is influenced by Mediterranean architecture. Varying parapet heights, tower elements, arcades, arched entryways, and deeply recessed windows and exterior doors will give the illusion of several smaller structures instead of one large building. The steel building will feature a plaster finish with a varied color palette traditional to Mediterranean design, roof tiles, wrought iron, decorative tile accents, accentuated building cornices, and plaster building ornaments.

“The goal of the project is to achieve LEED certification, so sustainable features such as recycled-content materials, plentiful natural light, and a cool-roof design, among others, will be incorporated into the final facility.”

Project Facts
Location: Irwindale, CA
Completion: Current
Site Area: 17.2 AC
Total Building Area: 266,060 SF
Service Type: Architectural Design, Structural Engineering
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