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That is very interesting. I think it would be fun to to go to a teepee bus stop.
Posted Jun 19, 2009 4:06 AM by wells

I love the wetland idea. It is a cool design and eco-friendly.
Posted Jul 03, 2009 1:07 AM by Luke1

Love the Theme as I too am a Ute. but it just doesn't feel right. Not sure if it is Maintance free and will the red fade?
Posted Jul 14, 2009 4:07 PM by apenman

Posted Jul 31, 2009 4:07 PM by yomama

Not serious enough for my taste.
Posted Aug 05, 2009 2:08 PM by BriConn2

You've got to be kidding.
Posted Aug 27, 2009 5:08 PM by Whosthatguy

Very Regional!
Posted Aug 28, 2009 12:08 PM by DLamb

that is really cool i love the tepie idea
Posted Sep 19, 2009 11:09 AM by MangoPrincess

I would feel uncomfortable inviting the pale faces into this bus stop.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 6:09 PM by kcy99

Would it be possible to divide the stop in two to avoid any problems with second hand peace pipe smoke?
Posted Sep 24, 2009 6:09 PM by kcy99

where's the slot machines?
Posted Sep 24, 2009 6:09 PM by devilsdance

As a Native American, I'm offended by this.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 2:09 AM by carney31

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University of Utah Teepee

Submitted by hopkinp on June 19, 2009

I designed this to create a fun and very different bus stop on the campus of the University of Utah. It’s obviously a teepee with a slight twist. The base is made of stone and from there a transparent plexi-glass material and on top of that a recylced material that would be painted red with the word “Utes” on the front to show the user they are on Ute territory. I planted Shade trees all around it to provide shade in the hot summer and because the trees shed their leaves in the winter they would allow sunlight to penetrate the plexiglass and heat the teepee. This is a very economical and practical way to provide heat and shade for a bus stop. Behind the Ute teepee is a small wetland. Utah is a desert it is important to preserve the little water we have. To retain storm water in the area I sloped the pavement toward this wetland space instead of sloping it toward the road where it would go to the storm drain and be waisted. This small wetland retention basin would absorb the water shed from the teepee and the space creating a more attractive eco-friendly space. The design would attract people from the city and especially the Students. Because it’s so different it would become a landmark on the great campus of the University of Utah.
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