Architectural And Engineering Services
SSOE provided architectural and engineering design services for the new, nine-level South Parking Deck (GBA-180). The facility provides 1,166 parking spaces, including 256 reserved legislator spaces on the two lower levels.
The architectural style and material palette of the parking deck emulates the existing government office buildings on Capitol Hill. The efficient plan of the parking deck allows the original State Highway Board Building facing Mitchell Street to be retained and renovated with 32,750 SF of office space for state agencies.
Sustainable design features include rainwater harvesting and daylight harvesting LED lighting throughout the deck. The project includes two helipads located on the uppermost level with direct access to the north core. The deck features AVI technology (automatic vehicle identification) to ensure smooth operation at peak times of use. Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. served as the parking consultant on the project.