New Parking Deck
Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
As part of a multi-year headquarters master plan and renovation, CHS worked with BWBR to design a new parking deck to align parking capacity with a growing organization. The new post-tensioned concrete structure is integrated into the site and architecture of the campus to create the appearance that the deck was long-intended as part of original design and planning.
Circulation efficiency, safety, and wayfinding are paramount objectives as the deck nestles into a sloping site while bisecting (and sheltering) an existing pedestrian connection between buildings. Walkway and vehicle crossings are minimized via careful circulation planning and a pedestrian bridge provides circulation from the upper deck to effortlessly join existing site grades. Trellis structures further fold the deck into the landscape and provide visual interest.
Size: 650-stall, two-level parking deck
Components: New parking deck; connected pedestrian bridge; integrative design to make the ramp blend into the landscape; innovative signage placards; underground stormwater retention practices