Walla Walla Market Station: Integrated Transit Center and Farmers Market



Colin Anderson, Blake Bural, Nicholas Carpenter and Ben Fields

WSU-Spokane Master of Architecture Students



SPONSORS: 4th Ave. Bus Lane; Valley Transit; Downtown Walla Walla Foundation; City of Walla Walla; Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market Association

TYPE: Open, international, anonymous, 2-stage, RfP

LOCATION:Walla Walla, WA



14 Apr 2007 – Registration Deadline

23 Apr 2007 – Inquiries Deadline

30 Apr 2007 – Answers Posted

01 Jun 2007 – Late Registration

01 Jun 2007 – Submission Deadline

11 Jun 2007 – Stage 1 Winners Announced and Exhibition

29 Jun 2007 – Stage 2 Submission Deadline

19 Jul 2007 – Finalist Announced and Exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY: all design professionals, artists, architects and students of architecture or the arts

JURY: will include University of Washington and/or Washington State University Architecture professors; Walla Walla area art history professor; Nationally recognized artist; Valley Transit representative; City of Walla Walla design representative; Downtown Walla Walla Foundation Design Committee representative; Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market Association representative

AWARDS: Total $19,000

Stage 1 Finalists – $5,000 each (up to 3)

Stage 1 Honorable Mentions – $250 each (up to 4)

Stage 2 Finalist – $3,000

FEE: $50; Late Registration $80


The Valley Transit Downtown Transfer Center and Walla Walla Farmers Market share a common location. This design competion explores the possibilites for a new Walla Walla Market Station. Integrated facilities can enhance an already mutually beneficial relationship by improving services for transit riders and market visitors. In partnership with the City, the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, and the Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market Association, Valley Transit seeks to replace the existing facility with a Market Station incorporating expanded uses and integrating other potential community amenities. The Design Competition includes evaluation of the Valley Transit site and adjacent city property and development of an innovative architectural and urban design solution representative of the City and stakeholders values. In 2004, Walla Walla adopted a Downtown Master Plan to guide the growth of the city’s central commercial district. While the historic buildings and character of downtown are largely to credit for the awards and recognition, Walla Walla seeks to promote good design and maintain a creative sense of place in its expansion.


Valley Transit

Attn: Walla Walla Market Station

1401 W. Rose St.

Walla Walla, WA 99362