The Project was completed under the direction of professor Brad Wales in his Studio and Small Built Works Class. It was designed and constructed totally by students. The structure features concrete steel and hand-made terra cotta tile. The materials were selected to compliment the nearby Kleinhan's Music Hall by Eliel and Eero Saarinen. The project's location in Buffalo's Historic District made the permit application process especially challenging. After numerous Community, Planning, and Preservation Board meetings and reviews, the project was approved and the building permit granted.  The Bus Shelter Project has paved the way for similar projects in UB's School of Architecture and Planning.  In 2005, Small Built Works won the NCARB Grand Prize for the creative integration of education and practice.