Donley’s is serving as construction manager at risk for the 1,083-car structure located at the pharmaceutical company’s corporate research center in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Construction began in the summer of 2016 and was completed in August of 2017.
Serving as Construction Manager, Donley’s LLC expanded the Howard Community College’s East parking deck. The 260,000 sq. ft. expansion provides additional, and much needed, parking for 750 vehicles. This project was completed January of 2017.
DESMAN Associates was the designer for this project; a frequent collaborator of Donley’s.
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 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 university’s West Village precinct, the new 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.