UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE HSC PARKING GARAGE
In conjunction with the design architects, Ratio Inc. , JRA produced this new
nine story cast- in- place concrete 1707 car parking garage. Also included in
the building is a space for future retail at the street level, offering attractive
amenities to the nearby residential housing development. Four glass backed
elevators traverse the various levels, with special colors and graphics identifying
each floor assisting in patron wayfinding. The structure is comprised of concrete
piles and caissons, concrete superstructure, post– tensioned beams and slabs,
plus masonry and glass curtainwalls. The façade design is similar to the adjacent
University of Louisville Bio-Medical Research Building, with various plains of
material reducing the apparent scale to street level.
A state of the art counting system is on each floor, illustrating to the patrons
the approximate numbers of empty spaces at that level. The project includes
many sustainable initiatives, including construction recycling, drip type irrigation
system feed from the condensate collection of the adjacent lab, an ivy covered
green wall on the east façade, and energy saving lighting systems.