Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Elizabeth Martin

Secondary Advisor

Giovanni Loreto


This thesis aims to reconnect Metro Atlanta through the connection and expansion of the public transportation systems currently operating in Metro Atlanta, using the comparative analysis of New York and Atlanta to show the benefits of a unified transportation system. This thesis plans to show potential expansion of the MARTA rail system focusing on the live, work, play, and travel aspects of Metro Atlanta. Through the exploration of the analysis, this thesis will propose a master plan of the expanded MARTA rail system, with a zoomed in focus of one of the expansion rails. This thesis ultimately will propose a MARTA transfer station in one of the most populated, live, work, and play areas of Metro Atlanta.