Central Subway Yerba Buena Moscone Station

    The new Yerba Buena/Moscone (YB/MOS) Station on the new Central Subway line is intended as a celebration of transportation as civic art. As part of planned improvements to public transit in San Francisco, the MWA team collaborated on this project from concept designs through construction documentation. This new subway station, located in a vibrant urban core, was a complicated endeavor and involved many people. Our team designed and coordinated our work with the other station and tunnel designers, the Art Commission, and the client, SFMTA.

    Project Contact
    Carlton Smith, FAIA, NOMAC
    Station Platform

    Designed to withstand the impact of thousands of passengers, materials like concrete, glass, stone, and a metal skin help keep this public asset looking fresh and easily maintainable.

    Major art installations at the street, plaza, ticketing, and concourse act to add interest and serve as iconic wayfinding for commuters.
    A generous canopy protects passengers flowing down into a light-filled space providing connections to City transportation networks.

    We approached the design to both accommodate commuters and contribute to the existing urban fabric of the neighborhood. YB/MOS links urban design and transportation featuring daylighting from street to ticket level, including the glass elevators. The platform is lit by a full luminous ceiling bringing general illumination to the underground space.