The Shelter Project is a new bus stop for the Wells Goodfellow neighborhood of St. Louis designed in collaboration with local non-profit community building organizations, including the Wellston Loop CDC and the Saint Louis Story Stitchers, and Metro St. Louis.

The shelter design combines the necessary shade and seating elements of a bus stop with a cell-phone charging station, community bulletin board, and pantry to distribute common household goods to those in need. The roof design includes a water collection system to capture rainwater for the adjacent garden and a solar panel to power the charging station and lights.

The Shelter Project
Bus Shelter
St. Louis, Missouri

AN Best of Design, Social Impact

Partners: Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless
Client: Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation
Community Collaborators: St. Louis Story Stitchers, Cure Violence, Metro St. Louis and the Wells-Goodfellow Neighborhood Association
Mural Artist: Katherine Bernhardt and St. Louis Story Stitchers
Contractor: Alberici Constructors
Engineering: Goser Structural
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