The Hiltop Tacoma Link Extension is a 2.4 mile extension of the existing Tacoma Link Light Rail system from the Theater District to the Stadium and Hilltop districts in downtown Tacoma. Waterleaf is the architect for seven new stations and expansion of the operations and maintenance facility. The station platforms are designed for intuitive flow of pedestrians, accessibility, and safety. The stations’ steel and glass canopies and windscreens provide weather protection for riders and will have neighborhood-inspired artwork by local artisans integrated into their designs. The timeless, minimal design complements the neighborhoods without competing with adjacent historic buildings. The operations and maintenance facility is expanded to accommodate more streetcars and is on the path for LEED Gold certification.

Program: Station design, transit facility

Partners: PCS Structural Solutions