Rethinking the CCTC: Central Campus Transit Center
This project is a vision for a calming and accessible public art space at the University of Michigan’s Central Campus Transit Center (CCTC) that also improves the efficiency and safety of the transit center. This redesign project is informed by ethnographic research, including interviews with people who use and pass through the CCTC, and research on the history of the transit center, similar places like it, and the importance of public spaces such as the CCTC. This led to a better understanding of the main challenges of the existing CCTC and surrounding site. I determined that the space needed to be more experience-based. The new design gives people the opportunity to rest and take in the moment to enjoy their surroundings while waiting for the bus. This would make the transit center not only efficient but also a public art piece that can serve as a meditative space where everyone can use, enjoy, and even relieve some stress.