LA Metro Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station

Los Angeles, California

Busy L.A. station's new configuration emphasizes a more functional, safe, modern, and user-friendly space.


Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Project Size

20,000 sf buildings
14.8 acre site

Professional Services

Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Lighting Design
Master Planning
Urban Design/Planning

The Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station has the 4th highest volume of ridership in the Metro system with more than 30,000 riders a day. Built more than 25 years ago, the station will be transformed from its current outdated layout to a more user friendly, safe, and modern design. The focal point of the project will be a new Civic plaza that will provide improved access to the neighborhood, landscaping and seating. The station’s new configuration will also improve transfers between the existing Blue LRT line and Green LRT line with new canopies, vertical circulation, and extended platform. A new Mobility/Bike Hub, Park and Ride, improved bus loading bays and bringing a focus on better security with improved lighting, a Transit Security and Customer Service Center and improved signage are features of the upgrades.

As one of the oldest and busiest stations in Metro’s light rail system, this station has reached its capacity and is in need of significant upgrades and expansion. The RNL team will work with Metro and the community to design a more modern and sustainable transit center that better serves the needs of our community and our ridership.
Wells Lawson LA Metro, Director-Joint Development

Meet the team

LA Metro Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station


Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi

Pat McKelvey is Senior Principal, Los Angeles Office Studio Lead and MENA Region Director. In addition to producing award-winning design work in 20 countries, over the course of his 30 years with RNL, Pat has been instrumental in setting up successful offices for RNL in Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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LA Metro Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station


Senior Associate
Senior Project Manager

Amy Chang decided at just 15 years old that she would be an architect. She is, in a word, driven. In her role as a senior project manager for the commercial sector in RNL’s Los Angeles office, she applies that drive and dedication, along with over two decades of experience in all aspects of architecture and engineering services.

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