Ayers Saint Gross
Donley’s completed the design/build for the North Bethesda Conference Center Parking Structure & Roadway Improvements in 2018. The new cast-in-place concrete parking structure accommodates 650 cars, located behind the existing conference center and hotel. Donley’s worked with design architect Ayers Saint Gross, parking consultant Walker Parking Consultant, and structural engineer Hope Furrer Associates on the project.
The site of this new parking deck for the Universities at Shady Grove, part of the University System of Maryland, occupies a strategic corner of the USG campus. As such, the parking structure has been carefully placed on this constrained site so that it allows a significant foreground towards the prominent intersection, while using a portion of the existing campus entrance for the vehicular entrance to the first level. The siting also provides ample room along the southern and northern façades for site improvements and landscaping.
The Shady Grove Parking Deck #2 facility employs numerous sustainable design elements and techniques, reflecting the university’s commitment to sustainability. Visible to the public are solar energy harvesting panels as parking shades along the roof. The parking deck is the first designs submitted to the newly established Green Parking Council to achieve certification through the new rating system that took effect in March 2014.
The relocation of Gudelsky Drive was also included in this project’s scope of work.
Located west of Towson Run Apartments in the Towson University’s West Village precinct, the new West Village Parking Deck facility provides parking for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Due to its high visibility from major roadways in surrounding areas, the aesthetics of the parking deck were an important design consideration. Special screening systems, colors, and other architectural details were incorporated to enhance the structure. With an eye toward energy conservation and sustainability, the garage also features LED lighting, which consumes 50% less electricity than standard garage fixtures.