DART Art: Farmers Branch Station designed as an urban landscape


Artist Lisa Ehrich designed Farmers Branch Station to be an urban landscape that honors the history and foundation of the community with an eye toward tomorrow.

The windscreens layer modern photographs of Farmers Branch over historical ones. The resulting composites merge the area’s past and present, while implying the future.

The base of each station column showcases rose stems cast in stone. The middle portion features four colors of earth-toned bricks, representative of the soil from which roses rise. The column caps show roses in full bloom, again cast in stone.

The paving pattern, also done in earth tones, exemplifies an aerial view of different types of divisional farmland grids and other developed areas. The paving contains a ribbon of blue terrazzo running through both sides of the station platform, representative of a creek. To create a gateway, the design team incorporated an arbor on the north end of the parking lot where live roses can grow.

The station is now in full bloom, so be sure to stop and smell the roses in Farmers Branch!

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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