The Kent State University student center bus stop is an important hub for intercampus and regional travel. As Phase I of the Risman Plaza renovations Payto Architects was hired to renovate the existing bus shelter, creating an eye-catching new entry integrated into the context of the student center and plaza. Because of the prominent location of this project, the design team worked closely with campus leadership throughout the design process. The final design consists of a striking new canopy and vertical glass windscreens to shelter waiting students.
Payto Architects also served as the local architect on Phase II of the Risman Plaza renovations in association with JJR Architects. The project focused on renovating the student center plaza to project a stronger campus identity and create a more welcoming place for student to pass through or stop and socialize.