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Students' designs chosen in GreenStop competition

May 11, 2006

Architecture Students' Designs to be Considered for Highway Rest Stop


Media contact: Susan M. Slupecki, (817) 272-7078,

ARLINGTON—University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture students Nao Ito and Randy Peck submitted separate designs that have both been selected as a finalist for the Greenstop Design Competition to design a highway rest stop on Route 99 in Tulare County, San Joaquin Valley, Ca.

Their designs were chosen from among 140 entries in the competition, which is sponsored by the California Department of Transportation and The Great Valley Center, with the support of the American Institute of Architects, California Council, as well as private organizations.

The goal is to select a design and a team to create a self-sustainable green roadside area, what the sponsors call a “GreenStop,” that can serve as a model for current and future rest stops within the state system. The site of the Route 99 GreenStop currently accommodates nearly three million travelers a year.

Sponsoring Ito and Peck is Architecture Professor Todd Hamilton.

The final round in the competition jury will be held later in May.