The continued growth of UC Davis Health Center combined with plans for future development meant that additional structured parking was needed to alleviate the shortage of on-site staff parking. An underutilized site on the northeast corner of the campus was selected. As the site is bounded by a residential area on the north side, one of the challenges to the design-build team was to design a structure that would minimize noise, light spillage and overall massing of the structure.
Leveraging previous experience delivering Parking Structure III, the Clark Pacific, Watry Design & Dreyfuss and Blackford team developed a design that reduced the total height of the structure while also providing 100 stalls over and above the design criteria.
To address residential concerns, the team oriented vehicular flow to the south of the facility, which not only creates a more user friendly and visible entry and exit, but also reduces noise and light pollution for residents. Horizontal louvers along the facade further control light spillage while also emulating the architectural look and feel of other buildings on campus. Careful thought was also give to separating pedestrians from vehicular traffic and providing safe pedestrian connections to the hospital.
The parking structure will also incorporate shuttle stops, bike shelters and bike sharing at the main pedestrian building exits, giving users safe access to last mile transportation. The structure is pursuing Parksmart Gold.
- Owner: UC Davis Health Center
- Design Architect: Dreyfuss & Blackford
- Contractor: Clark Pacific
- Project Status: Construction Documents
- Parking Stalls: 1,221
- Levels: 5
- Total Sq Ft: 351,230
- Sq Ft per Stall: 293