City of Phoenix

Bus Stops

These bus stops were developed in collaboration with the City of Phoenix and T.Y.LIN International during the summer of 2017. This project started as a competition in the design school where the winners were granted the internship. Two bus stops were developed which feature modular parts that are interchangeable. Prototypes are made of the bus stops and are being optimized for mass manufacturing. Projected to hit the streets of Phoenix in summer 2019.

Year

2017

Team

Erlend Meling

Ethan Fancher

Derek Smoker

Dan Duquette

Collaboration

The City of Phoenix

T.Y.Lin International

TALIS Corporation

 
modular design
deluxe version
slanted roof optimized for shade
anti-vandalism protection
bullnose front inspired by sun dial

400

bus stops

2 million

estimated riders

300

days of sun

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The Brief

Phoenix is one of the hottest cities in the US with over 300 days of sun and summer days easily reaching 110 degrees. This makes it very difficult for bus riders to stay cool and comfortable. Our top priority when designing this bus stop was to maximize shade and airflow to keep the bus stop as cool as possible. Along with this we had to consider safety, manufacturing, cost among other factors.

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process

01

Research

We conducted some research on bus stops and were provided papers with research on shade analysis.

Shade Analysis

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Existing Structures

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User Input

02

Ideation

Our main constraints while ideating were manufacturing capabilities and cost.

We had weekly meeting with the City to go through our ideas. The City of Phoenix and T.Y.Lin were present during these meetings and we often had citizens join the decision making process. 

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We tested all of our models using a shade analysis tool in SketchUp.

05

Manufacturing

We took many trips to the manufacturer to discuss the feasibility of the design. They helped in making the design more realistic and showed us the importance of knowing your manufacturability constraints.

06

These prototypes went through further testing before ramping up to full production.

Full Scale Prototypes

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Contest

This was the design that I won the competition for the internship with. EXO is a modular bus stop that uses steel sheets in three axes to provide shade while maximizing airflow. The modular aspect of the bus stop is also anti vandalism as sheets could be taken out one at a time instead of the whole structure being replaced. 

03

Vosa

Shave + Brush

2018.4.28

Vosa

Shave + Brush

Roux

Hand Mixer

2019.4.15

02

Roux

Hand Mixer

2019.12.6

Poco

Smart Glasses

01

Poco

Smart Glasses

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Erlend Meling