Car Wash Wins Design Award


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A home town boy makes good' and wins an award for designing a distinctive local car wash.

Architect Josh Howa of Howa Design in Boise grew up in Twin Falls. His father is former Arctic Circle Restaurant owner Allan Howa. Josh Howa came up with the idea for the Rocket Express Car Wash together with owners Joe and Janet Russell almost four years ago.

Janet Russell, Co-owner of Rocket Express, says, "The other thing is we have a circular tunnel, which is supposed to reflect the rocket, like a rocket launching. That's quite unique compared to a standard car wash. That circle is Josh Howa's design."

The Twin Falls location is isn't the only car wash with this design. Utah Construction And Design magazine gave the newly opened Midvale, Utah Rocket Express the "Most Outstanding Project of 2013" award.

A panel of judges picked the winner from over 60 entries.

October 31, 2013.

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