Meet FD19’s Bus Stop Builders: Harkensback


Harkensback, winner of FD18, has returned for another year. Julie McCollough and Mike Arreaga are business partners and locals of the Bishop Arts District who greatly value their community and sustainability.

They own a lifestyle and clothing store, Harkensback, that reflects voyage, cool ‘70s, and urban noir. Mike Arreaga also works with digital fabrication on the side, giving the duo a leg up in the competition.

To Team Harkensback, the ideal bus stop not only meets the requirements of the city but also addresses community needs in a way that is sustainable and easily implementable in any city’s landscape. The team is prioritizing lighting and accessibility to help define the area. Their bus stop was also designed to shade and protect passengers from the elements.

The stylists are eager to explain their inspiration and design basis in person at the May 4 event. Join us from 6-9 pm in front of the Better Block’s Dallas office (700 West Davis) to enjoy music and vendors while watching the designers’ ideas come to life.

FD19 is made possible by the following sponsors: Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects, Downwinders at Risk, OmniPlan, Craig Schenkel Properties, 3Headed Monster, and Oddfellows.