Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Rail Transportation: Stations & Terminals
Design: Architecture, Structural Engineering
Morgan Boulevard Station
As part of a long-term plan to ease commuter congestion, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) extended its Blue Line service with two new stations. STV provided structural, architectural, and communications design services for the design-build of the Morgan Boulevard Station and parking garage. Clark-Kiewit was the contractor.
The station features vaulted canopies, a continuous skylight system to enhance natural light, and Art-in-Transit Program sculpture installations. For the parking garage, the team overcame challenges resulting from poor soil quality on-site. By incorporating ground improvements into the project’s overall design, STV reduced the thickness of the track slabs, resulting in considerable cost savings. The project also included a new comprehensive communications system, as well as elevators and escalators.