St. Mary’s Street Parking Garage

Location: San Antonio, TX
Client: City of San Antonio
Completion Date: March 2002
General Contractor: Affirmed Construction
Project Size: 330,000 SF :: 700 Cars
Project Type: Parking Structure
Structural Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla
MEP Engineer: Barron Engineering
Civil Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla
Landscape Architect: Lafoon Associates
Traffic & Parking: DeShazo & Associates
Building Code/Life Safety: Cochrane & Associates
Cost Estimating: Project Cost Resources
Recognition / Awards / Publication: 2004 Downtown's BEST Award, Downtown Alliance San Antonio 2004 AIA San Antonio, Mayor's Choice Award, 'In Recognition of Outstanding Architectural Design and Achievement'

Designed to fit comfortable in an urban context, this six level parking garage contains ground floor retail and commercial space along St. Mary’s Street to maintain the traditional street level character. Architectural compositional elements are used to break down the perceived impact of the mass of the structure accommodating 750 cars.  Strong horizontal elements help break down the six levels of the buildings, including the horizon­tal canopies at the first floor level. Vertical elements establish a bay system as well as a rhythm along the street.

Public art and distinctive graphics punctuate the entrances and corners of the building and act as an interior wayfinding system.