Children's Hospital Employee Parking Garage Design
- Location: Pittsburgh, PA
- Contractor: Hunt Construction Group
This new 9 Level, 817 space Parking Garage is part of the new ten acre medical campus development for UPMC’s new Children’s Hospital Campus located in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Although it appears as an Open Air type Garage, because of its connections to other campus facilities, this garage was designed as a high rise closed in parking structure; fully equipped with sprinklers, traction elevators, pressurized stair towers, and connections to the central campus command center.
Graves served as the Architect of Record for this Parking Garage Design Build Project; teaming up with Contractor, Hunt Construction Group. As the lead design professional, Graves provided all Architectural, and foundation related documents, as well as providing coordination services for mechanical, electrical and plumbing items.
Because of the parking garage’s location, bordering residential properties; an important aspect of the design was to visually reduce the Garages overall height, for a better comparison with the residential townhomes across the street. Notice how this was done, as the brick pillars and architecturally treated red-colored precast mix create a line on the Garage facades that match the roof lines of the adjacent residential homes.