The new Dinky station and Wawa opened for business last month, the first part of the University’s $330 million arts-and-transit project. The station, with open and enclosed waiting areas for passengers, features angled concrete pillars and a sloped roof clad in blackened steel. The 24-hour Wawa has a “green” roof and a large circular skylight. The two buildings were designed by Tucson, Ariz., architect Rick Joy. A new roadway offers public access evenings and weekends to the University’s West Garage from Alexander Street. Just to the north, construction continues on three buildings for the Lewis Center for the Arts and the music department that are scheduled to open in the fall of 2017.
An Arts-and-Transit Milestone