Lawson Commons Municipal Parking Ramp

Lawson Commons Municipal Parking Ramp

LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP
LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP
LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP
LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP
LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP LAWSON COMMONS MUNICIPAL PARKING RAMP

Lawson Commons Municipal Parking Ramp

Lawson Commons Municipal Parking Ramp

Saint Paul, Minn.

The team designed the 1,000-stall parking structure after determining the number of cars that the facility could support, given project parameters. The result was an enclosed, ventilated structure that was strikingly inviting, historic in context, accessible and user friendly.

Connected to the city’s skyway system, a transparent circulation core brings life to the street scape below, making obvious the path descending from the connected skyway system. The circulation cores also anchor the arched brick arcade along Wabasha Street, which houses the block’s retail center. Rhythmical vertical brick openings cap the trellised retail storefronts, and expressive cast-aluminum screens fill the openings, softening the impact of the vehicles within and recalling the character of the Mississippi River bluffs.

Components: 1,000-stall parking structure integrated with skyway system; retail arcade incorporated on ground level

Completion: 2000

Jay Sleiter (retired)
Terry Anderson (retired)
Jim Davy
Ernst Ibs
Michael Meehan