The main purpose of the parking deck is to service the four residence halls that were built concurrently with the deck and in the same area. The facility also accommodates parking for faculty and visitors.
The structure is designed to blend in with the campus’s existing modified-Georgian architecture, a classic style featuring red brick, columns, and arched windows. Spaces for alternative fuel vehicles and covered bicycle storage encourage alternative transportation and are a reflection of the Seahawk Crossing development’s commitment to sustainability.
The fast-track project was completed on budget and one month ahead of schedule.
This mixed use development project is LEED Silver certified.
This new parking deck serves the university’s new South Village, which features student housing and a new dining hall, and replaced the surface lots that were lost due to adjacent construction projects. Construction of the deck required close coordination and scheduling with nearby projects and specifically the Regional Utility Plant 4 construction, which shares common structural components. The construction schedule was closely managed, as the project was critical to supporting the parking needs in the South Village development plan.
The structure consists of cast-in-place concrete columns, post tensioned beams, and slabs on form deck, while the exterior walls feature precast panels with thin brick. The deck also includes two structural precast stair towers, and elevator tower, and canopies.
A comprehensive site work package is part of the project and included demolition of the existing parking lot on the project site and extensive excavation, along with utilities, paving, segmental retaining walls, and landscaping.