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Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc, Engineers & Landscape Architects
Redline Design Group, Architects
Chandra Cox, Raleigh, NC, Artist

Mosaic tile, shelter glass, colored concrete
2006

Rosa Parks Transit Center and Passenger Shelter

Chandra Cox weaves inspirational symbols and patterns into the design of the community transit center, integrating art into the passenger shelters, sidewalk pavement, and comfort station.  Six Adinkra symbols sandblasted in the sidewalk pavement with corresponding pronunciations and meanings represent African proverbs originating from Ghana.  Text phrases appear in the glass of the facility's six passenger shelters:  essence of life, grace, faithfulness, heritage, history, and resistance.  The comfort station features 1" square mosaic tiles over concrete, introducing a tri-colored geometric arrangement of shapes and angles to the building's façade. 

Adinkra Symbols

Photos by Mitchell Kearney