Dallas Area Rapid Transit – Orange Line Extension

Manning Architects was responsible for complete architectural design services for six passenger stations, and coordination of public art and neighborhood components. The extension addresses the needs of the growing residential and commercial populations of Irving, Texas and connects them to the extensive Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) network of light rail services. Manning designed the most publically visible areas of the light rail system while coordinating the design to meet the exact standards of the client and engineering systems.

The extension serves 12,500 riders on a daily basis and contributes to a system-wide total increased daily ridership of 33,000 individuals. The extension of the Orange Line also provided a much needed connection from the downtown area to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport grounds, making DART the largest light rail operator in the United States, with 90 miles of track.

Transportation Architectural Services


KSWRP/ Dallas Area
Rapid Transit (DART)
Dallas & Irving, TX


$45 million
9.3 linear miles

our role:

Complete architectural
design services for all
passenger stations