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Valley Metro Rail – Northwest Extension Phase I

Transit Infrastructure Support Phoenix, Arizona

Structural Grace, Inc. designed three light rail transit passenger stations on the 3.2 mile Northwest Extension of the light rail system and coordinated Valley Metro Rail’s standardized design elements with architectural, electrical and civil disciplines as well as integrated art elements. Design elements included reinforced concrete foundations and architecturally-inspired steel columns and shade canopies and louvers.

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Valley Metro Rail – Northwest Extension Phase I, Dunlap Station Artwork Structural Design

Transit Infrastructure Support Phoenix, Arizona

Structural Grace, Inc. provided structural design and detailing services for a 60’x60’x20’ high structure as part of the artwork for Dunlap Station. This artwork structure provided shade and art elements that “funneled” the natural lighting around the station. The steel structure was designed with 20’ bays with intermediate framing at 10’ spacing and was designed to support both shade material and approximately 10 art pieces.

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