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Los Angeles Metro - Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station

Elevating the transit experience for LA Metro

  • $109M

    Project Value

  • 34K

    Square Feet

  • Los Angeles, California

    Los Angeles, California

Busy Los Angeles station's new configuration emphasizes a functional, safe, and user-friendly space

As part of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) system, the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station has the fourth-highest volume of ridership and serves more than 30,000 riders each day. With the station being more than 25 years old, LA Metro saw the need to improve the station’s environment and efficiency of moving passengers—for those arriving as well as those transferring between the rail lines. That’s where we came in.

Our team facilitated multiple community outreach meetings to include the community in the station design, as this project will support some of the most underserved communities in Los Angeles.

The design improvements include a platform extension, a new track crossing connecting the two sides of the station, and improved energy efficient lighting. The station’s upgraded configuration includes new canopies and improved multi-modal circulation. The project also features a new civic plaza, mobility/bike hub, transit security and customer service center, park and ride, improved bus loading bays, and improved signage.

This modernized, user-friendly, and safe configuration improved the urban character of the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station and improved connections to local amenities such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Campus, the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, and the adjacent Kenneth Hahn Plaza Shopping Center.

This 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.

Meet Our Team

Rhonda Bell, Principal

I enjoy providing mobility options and a kinder, gentler environment designed at the human scale.

Amy Chang, Principal

It’s all in the details––these details don’t need to cost a lot of money, but it takes tremendous amount of thoughtful thinking to make perfection happen.

Rachel Fitzgerald , Principal, Discipline Lead, Lighting

I love that my work blends science and technology with design and experience.
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Patrick M. McKelvey , Senior Principal

Our purpose and goal is to create better places through thoughtful, creative, and responsive planning and design.

Will Todd, Senior Associate

Through the projects I work on and the relationships I form, it’s my goal to leave the world a better place than I found it.

Jessica Stilla Cooper, Senior Associate, Architect

Delivering quality design and effective solutions requires building lasting partnerships and collaborating across multiple disciplines.
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Rhonda Bell


Amy Chang


Rachel Fitzgerald

Principal, Discipline Lead, Lighting

Patrick M. McKelvey

Senior Principal

Will Todd

Senior Associate

Jessica Stilla Cooper

Senior Associate, Architect

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