Higher Education

Salem State University Garage


Salem State University Garage consists of a 2-bay, 5 levels open parking precast structure with a total of 725 cars. It’s located in Salem Massachusetts, on the North Campus where the parking demand is the greatest because of its proximity to most of the academic buildings and University Library.

The basic circulation concept is based on a single threaded helix with one level bay. This approach allows for ease to understand the traffic flow for users as well as better visibility across the structure, which enhances passive security. Thin brick which complements the surrounding buildings coupled with a variety of precast finishes and planar locations creates a well-balanced and sensitive response to a relatively tight site. A glass-backed elevator hoistway as well as glazed stairways provides passive security and a complementary aesthetic to the precast parking structure. The design team has integrated many new technologies and sustainable programs for a superior structure performance.

As the Architect/Engineer of Record for the Garage, DESMAN worked closely with the designers Dimeo Construction to meet a variety of architectural and structural challenges and to provide Salem State University with a fully functional and attractive parking facility.

DESMAN was honored to receive Bronze Level Certification from Parksmart for the Salem State University Parking Garage. Patrick Wells accepted the certification on behalf of DESMAN during a ceremony at the International Parking Institute Expo in New Orleans. The Bronze Level Certification is awarded to new construction projects that have reached the allotted points to become a Parksmart certified parking garage.

Click here to read more about the Salem State University Garage on Parksmart's website.

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