Northwest Vista College Parking Garage

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Client: Alamo Colleges
Completion Date: August 2013
General Contractor: Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
Project Size: 250,000 SF :: 750 Cars
Structural Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla
MEP Engineer: Goetting Associates
Civil Engineer: CDS Meury Services
Landscape Architect: Bender Wells Clark Design
Traffic & Parking: DeShazo & Associates
Cost Estimating: Project Cost Resources

Designed with strong vertical articulation at the circulation to capture the style of other new structures on the campus, the project features glass, metal, and a masonry stair towers capped by a metal clad roof. For the parking bays a deceptively simple set of curved perforated screens mask the horizontal parking levels and add color, scale, texture and rhythm to the structure. Parking bays are laid out in the most efficient two-bay module with ramped parking along the south side and flat bays on the north side. The structure is sited to comfortably fit in the existing Northwest Vista campus and nestles next to a reserved natural area.  Locating the structure sitting on an existing parking field minimizes the environmental impact and no trees needed be removed from the campus to accommodate this new parking.