Willowbrook / Rosa Parks Station Improvements

Client
  • LA Metro

This station evolved from a neighborhood station into the fourth most heavily used station in the Metro system. The Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project provides significant upgrades to this busy station, expanding its multi-modal capacity and role as a quality community resource, ushering it into a new era of Metro Rail.

Reconfiguration of station amenities to streamline rail and bus multi-modal transfers included wayfinding considerations from the very beginning of the project, and entailed a great degree of collaborative work between the various project disciplines.

The Challenge

Since this project incorporated an existing station site with architectural upgrades to infrastructure as well as a new community plaza and campus, the challenge was to bridge the environmental graphics program between these two elements and create a seamless journey.

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Mobility Hub Signage

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Plaza Under Construction

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Plaza with Mobility Hub and Customer Center

Rendering Credit: RNL/LA Metro

Rosa Parks Dedication Plaque Design

Design & Execution

In addition to adapting Metro's signage standards to these specific site conditions, the project team developed a number of new design variations, ranging from a slightly smaller map case design to allow for better integration into planned customer information portals, project identifying monument signage, canopy- mounted signage identifying the Rosa Parks Customer Center, identifying signage for Metro's Mobility Hub, and a further refinement of the Metro

Combined, these elements draw together a thread of visual continuity throughout the site that allows visitors to easily identify and find their way to the various functions and services provided.

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Rosa Parks Customer Center Entrance Canopy Signage

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A Line Platform Overhead Destination Signage

Slideshow

Willowbrook / Rosa Parks Station Improvements

Project Conceptual Rendering

Mobility Hub Signage

Plaza Under Construction

Plaza with Mobility Hub and Customer Center

Rosa Parks Dedication Plaque Design

Rosa Parks Customer Center Entrance Canopy Signage

A Line Platform Overhead Destination Signage