Higher Education

Northern Virginia Community College

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Features: 520 space, 3-bay wide parking structure on 4 supported levels, constructed using the design/build procurement method.

Description: The facility will be constructed into a sloping hillside immediately adjacent to the Ernst building for performing arts. In addition to serving theater patrons, the facility provides parking for daily visitors, faculty, and students of Northern Virginia Community College. The garage is a pre-cast concrete structure incorporating a single-helix design with ninety degree parking stalls and two-way traffic. Additional headroom was provided on the first level to allow for van heights as directed by the commonwealth.

The exterior façade and landscaping were designed to echo the wooded, precast theme of the campus at large. The exterior design won quick acceptance by the State Art and Architectural Review Board. The structural system of precast, prestressed concrete was designed so that shear walls are located on the building exterior, affording users maximum view while traversing the parking structure.

The Community College recognized an additional parking need during design, and recently directed the facility’s capacity expanded to 830 parking stalls through the addition of two supported levels.


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