[5th year studio]
The purple line extension of the Los Angeles Metro provided this course an opportunity to create designs of new metro stations within the “Subway to the Sea” (purple) line, starting from L.A. Union Station and ending in Santa Monica. Each station was to have a unique program in addition to a metro stop. This station, the Bundy-Wilshire station, was designed as a library, in a location where retail shops and midrise business buildings exist. Because of such an environment where businesses are on every corner, an investigation was made of relationships between libraries and bookstores. What was gained was insight on how a library can be successful by adopting a bookstore program, thus aiding in furthering the design of the building and its relationship with its surroundings, including that of the metro station.