Convention Center Station
Memorial Drive & Lamar Street - Mapsco 45P
(727 S. Lamar St., Dallas 75202)
Located on the southwest corner of Lamar Street and Memorial Drive at ground level below the Dallas Convention Center expansion, the Convention Center Station is served by the downtown segment of the DART Red and Blue Rail lines.
DART Rail Schedules:Red Line, Blue Line
Bus Bay Assignments:Bay 2 — Paratransit
Bay 3 — Rail Disruption Shuttle Stop
- Passenger Shelters
- Customer Information
- Ticket Vending Machines
- Public Art
- No Public Parking Available
Popular Attractions and Destinations:
- Dallas Convention Center & Heliport
- Dallas Memorial Auditorium
- The Black Academy of Arts and Letters at the Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex
- Omni Dallas Hotel
- J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
- Dallas City Hall
- Eddie Deen's Ranch
- Pioneer Plaza
Convention Center Station and Dallas Convention Center Map
This station posed special challenges because of its site beneath the Convention Center. The designers wanted to capitalize on the opportunity to convey the spirit of Dallas to convention center visitors and local riders alike.
The station's color scheme features warm colors in the architectural elements, accented by cool colors in neon lights. Lines of green neon move in arcs across the ceiling, expressing the dynamic energy of Dallas and creating a focus on the commissioned artwork, a light well. Landscaping and curving bands of concrete also foster a sense of place. Together, station design and art create a high energy, unified environment and a total experience.
by Frances Merritt Thompson
Photographic digital mural print in a circular 10-foot diameter illuminate concrete light well covered by tempered glass.
The light well incorporates a symbolic armillary sphere, an ancient instrument which provided travelers a working model of the earth and heavens in relation to their places of observation. The sphere refers to Dallas' emergence as a world-class city and suggests movement through space and time, by repeating the station's green neon arcs and red direction lines.
A collage of images also features an 1872 lithographic map of Dallas and various symbols including a Tejas Indian warrior and Pegasus, the flying red horse, to reflect layers of Dallas history.
Design Team Artist: Frances Bagley
Engineer: Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
Landscape Architect: Linda Tycher & Associates
Commissioned Artist: Frances Merritt Thompson