Dulles Corridor Metrorail System

Northern VA


Project Type




Washington Metropolitan Transportation Area Transit Authority (WMATA)Virginia DOT


Project Scope

2014 saw completion of the new Silver Line; a 23.5 mile, $2.1 billion transit system extension connecting WMATA’s existing Metrorail to Dulles Airport and serving the fast-growing Dulles Corridor. Key project goals were balancing concerns for sustainability and landscape integration with acknowledgement of Metrorail’s architectural signatures. DGA’s scope for the initial phases included the development of multiple lighting approaches for at-grade and elevated stations, inclusive of platforms, mezzanines, bridges and entrances. In keeping with WMATA precedent, station spaces are characterized by uplighting of architectural surfaces, yet are designed to meet rigorous criteria and energy-use requirements.


2015 IES/NY Lumen Lighting Award

2015 AL Design Award

2015 IES Illumination Lighting Award of Merit

2014 GE Edison Lighting Award of Merit


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