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When Sierra College began implementing their new Facilities Master Plan, structured parking was needed to support the new science, public safety and student services buildings planned for the Rocklin Campus. The resulting Rocklin Parking Garage will provide more than 1,400 stalls serving students, faculty and visitors. Concerned with delivering the structure on time and on budget, the District turned to design build delivery. The McCarthy and Watry Design Team was selected to achieve the District's goals.

One of the first tasks was ensuring that the project could be delivered within budget. The Design Build team worked closely with Sierra College to develop a more efficient design that fit within a smaller footprint, saving the College approximately $4 million in construction costs.

In addition to working within the budget, the team faced a tight schedule that was crucial to facilitate other planned projects on campus. This was complicated by an adjacent road improvement and tennis court replacement project that required extensive regrading before work on the parking structure could begin. Therefore, the team coordinated extensively with the civil engineer in order to ensure construction on the parking structure would start on schedule.

Delivering the structure on time also required close collaboration with DSA. Trade partners were brought in much earlier in the design process than usual and the team initiated an informal assessment prior to the formal submission in order to bring awareness to the project’s special nuances. These efforts helped ensure the submission process went smoothly and avoided delays.

When complete, the Rocklin Campus Parking Garage will include a parking guidance system that alerts users to available spaces at each level of the structure. The system is being designed to expand and have future integration with parking across the rest of the campus. The structure will also feature EV charging stations, bicycle parking and provisions for future PV.

Sierra College Rocklin Campus Parking Garage Live Construction Cam

Project Details

  • Owner: Sierra College
  • Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Project Status: Construction
  • Parking Stalls: 1,462
  • Levels: 5
  • Total Sq Ft: 480,150
  • Sq Ft per Stall: 334
  • Total Project Cost: $39,300,083
  • Per Stall Cost: $26,881