West Couplet Bus Shelters
Phoenix artist Kevin Berry designed these bus shelters on Goldwater Boulevard—one at Indian School Road and the other just south of Camelback Road. The project consists of two bus shelters with cast concrete benches, artist-designed trash receptacles, a privacy wall, and tree grates and guards. The tree guard design was inspired by the leaf pattern of the mesquite trees which were planted along the walkways in the streetscape. Matching trash receptacles and benches are earth pigmented, made of cast iron with a palm tree design. Designed to blend in with their surroundings, they are made of Cor-Ten steel, rebar, concrete, and river rocks, with a copper roof and cast-bronze sunburst pattern on the back. The structures received both an Orchid Award for Exterior Art at the Second Annual Orchid and Onion Owards, and a Valley Forward Association Award of Merit for Environmental Excellence.
Kevin Berry was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and Arizona State University. He has completed numerous public art projects across the Valley including the Tempe Canal Project, Light Rail Transit Center, Sky Harbor Airport Bus Shelters, and Tributary Wall in Scottsdale.