Metro Light Rail

The Valley Metro Rail's 20 miles of in-ground track with 28 station platforms is the largest inaugural light rail system in the nation. Providing a common link for each of the 28 platforms are the stations' standardized signs. These signs include identification, information, directional and warning components, facilities monuments, vehicular directional, regulatory, and complete interior building standards for all office and facility support service buildings.

Functionality and visibility was the key design component for the Light Rail system. The major task was to accommodate each of the three involved municipalities for their individual code and signage ordinances and to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Client: Valley Metro
Architect: Leo A Daly
Landscape Architect: A Dye Design
Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Arizona

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Environmental Graphic Design is the the weaving of wayfinding, identity, signage, architecture, landscapes and art together as communication and a sense of place. It is in this creation of PLACE that we help greet, inform and direct people through simple, as well as complex, environments.