Tacoma General Hospital Employee Garage

1998

Multicare General Hospital is in the heart of Tacoma.  PCS was asked to review an aging 87,000 square foot parking garage that was originally designed by others for 2 additional stories.  PCS proposed a creative solution allowing for a 3-story addition with full seismic upgrade - extending the life of the structure as a viable commodity for the demands of a growing campus.  The new 103,000 square foot addition addressed water infiltration, provided 2 additional elevators for increased passenger vertical circulation and seismically upgraded to current code standards using concrete core walls at the elevators.  The addition was constructed using pre-cast double tee concrete girders with concrete topping to reduce shoring costs and shorten the construction schedule.