East Link Extension Stations
The East Link Extension will give riders a fast, frequent and reliable connection from the Eastside’s biggest population and employment centers to downtown Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport and the University of Washington.
We are collaborating with LMN Architects to design 10 stations along the 22 kilometre eastern extension of the existing Sound Transit Link light rail. At project completion, the East Link project will provide service from downtown Seattle across the I-90 Lake Washington floating bridge to the rapidly growing cities of Bellevue and Redmond, Washington. The architectural approach to each station includes a series of components that provide visual continuity to all station canopies, as well as elements of differentiation that respond to unique site conditions and provide for individual neighbourhood expression.
One of the stations we are designing, South Bellevue Station, is adjacent to Mercer Slough Park and Nature Preserve. It is a multi-modal station with bus and park-and-ride facilities being incorporated into the station design. We participated in an integrated design charrette process to identify sustainability goals for the project, which include rain gardens and drought-tolerant planting, as well as exploring opportunities for the integration of photovoltaics.