2,244 Parking Spaces
42,500 sf of Occupied/Office Space
Valdosta State University
Construction Delivery Method
CM @ Risk
VSU Oak Street Parking Deck & Auxiliary Spaces
This project was awarded the American Concrete Institute Award of Excellence, 2009.
McCall Architecture was retained as part of the Tim Haahs team to provide design services for two new parking structures for VSU. The decks were the first to be built in Valdosta. McCall Architecture provided architectural and construction administration services for the decks’ occupied interior spaces. The two facilities hold a total of approximately 2,244 cars and include a variety of mixed-use space.
The Oak Street Parking Deck is a pre-cast, five story, 345,595 sf deck which adds 922 parking spaces to the overall VSU campus and is situated immediately adjacent to the center of the campus. It includes approximately 29,500 sf of occupied/office spaces for the VSU Police Department and VSU Auxiliary Services department.
The university police department space includes evidence storage, interview rooms, temporary holding spaces, general office space, patrol locker rooms and a large multipurpose meeting room for meetings and training. This multipurpose room is designed to also serve as a campus-wide emergency operations center (EOC) with connections and displays to campus wide security and surveillance systems, if necessary.
The Auxiliary Services department space includes general office space, a large meeting room with audio visual systems for large presentations and remote video conferencing, and a new university data center with elevated flooring and specialized data center cooling and fire suppression systems.
The Sustella Avenue Parking Deck is a pre-cast, six story, 399,429 sf deck which adds 1322 parking spaces to the overall VSU campus and is immediately adjacent to the university recreation center and the largest of the university housing dormitories. It includes approximately 13,000 sf of occupied/office space for VSU Parking and Transportation Department, VSU Campus Recreation including storage and rental center for recreation equipment such as canoes, kayaks, etc., and a remote VSU Police office, and is intended to be a parking deck for students living on campus.
With a very limited window of time to complete the decks, both parking decks were designed as pre-cast construction and both decks were constructed at the same time. This allowed the entire construction process to be completed within 12 months from start to finish.