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Damar builds weather shelter for Ameriplex Parkway bus stop

Ball State University student and Damar staff member Reese Higginbotham designed the structure.

A blue and red weather shelter at a bus stop in Indianapolis.

We especially love the bright orange bench that provides a place to sit down and relax.

Photo provided by Damar Services

If you’ve driven along Ameriplex Parkway recently, you’ve likely noticed the addition of a vibrant blue weather structure at the IndyGo bus stop — near Damar Services’ headquarters and Damar Village. But what you may not know, is that there is a story behind this structure.

After watching someone wait for the bus in the rain at the bus stop, Damar Services CEO Jim Dalton tasked Damar project design lead and Ball State University student Reese Higginbotham with designing the structure.

To build it, Higginbotham considered what type of durable materials and design configuration would keep people safest. After 15 design iterations, Higginbotham and the Damar leadership team decided upon what you can find along Ameriplex Parkway now — a blue structure made of vertical slates that provides shade + shelter.

Learn more about Damar and the org’s work in the community.

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