Garage for VMFH Medical Building at St. Joseph


An 8 level post-tensioned parking structure frame accommodates 818 parking stalls on a cramped urban site. Two ground-floor retail suites provide 2,300 square feet of store front along the adjacent busy street. The unique “pump handle” exterior foundation system allows the building face to be within two inches of the property line, maximizing the footprint and square footage of the building. Two stories of architectural screening celebrate the heritage of the neighborhood and the entire face of the building sets back at the fifth level creating a relief from the “corridor effect” felt from street level. A sky bridge serves the adjacent medical office building and provides unencumbered and climate controlled access for pedestrians.

photography by Charles Porter