GO DESIGN: Conestoga Bus Shelter

This summer architects, artists, designers, students, and community members participated in the Sioux Falls Design Center’s GO DESIGN bus stop and shelter design competition. The competition encouraged visions of what sustainable, functional, and creative bus shelters and stops could look like for the Sioux Falls community. As part of the larger GOING METRO project, it served as phase 3 in a series of events hoping to facilitate creative conversations about transportation as the City of Sioux Falls seeks to innovate its transit system.

This post is the fifth in a series, featuring the submissions to the GO METRO competition.

Team Name: Urban Eyes

Team Members: Joe Batcheller


The conestoga wagon was the primary mode of conveyance for western expansion in the 1800’s. It provided for protection from bad weather, safety from threats, and ample room for travelers. The conestoga wagon’s prominent design feature – the arch – is the inspiration for the protection, safety, and room today’s urban travelers appreciate.


The conestoga bus shelter is intended to be a simple structure that is function and scalable. To achieve this, it was designed with interchangeable parts that can be easily recombined. Componentization offers the greatest capacity for scale and an affordable means for maintenance.

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