Washington University in St. Louis - East Campus Parking Garage

I was brought in to assist on the East Campus Parking Garage for the Construction Documents and part of the Construction Administration phases.  My primary responsibilities included design modifications, full detailing, and documentation for the following: all main stairs, stainless steel guardrails throughout , concrete tulip guardrails throughout, glass guardrails throughout, glass elevator assembly.  

Text from BNIM Architects

Following the East Campus Framework Plan (with Sasaki and Andropogon) and the East Campus Master Plan (with Michael Vergason), BNIM continued its collaborative relationship at Washington University in St. Louis, this time with KieranTimberlake on a new underground parking garage.

The new garage is the connective tissue for all of the buildings on campus. It also plays a prominent role in the visitor experience. The overall goal of removing cars from the landscape and creating comfort, safety, and beauty for pedestrians was paired with the goal of creating a welcoming presence for visitors to the campus when entering campus through the new parking facility. As such, it has been carefully crafted to uphold WUSTL’s prestigious reputation, designed with the intention of making visitors and other users feel welcome and comfortable when coming to campus.

Knowing that the need for parking will eventually decrease over time, the team designed the garage to be transformed into academic or other campus space in the future. The design incorporates higher floor-to-floor dimensions, heavier floor loads for anticipated occupancies, accommodation for connections to daylight and landscape above, and other strategies that will enhance the transformation of parking space into people spaces.

Renderings in collaboration with KieranTimberlake. Garage rendering provided by Studio AMD.

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Section completed by other BNIM Architects staff prior to involvement in collaboration with Kieran Timberlake. Included for context.

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Rendering completed by other BNIM Architects staff prior to involvement in collaboration with Kieran Timberlake.  Included for context.

Construction Progress Images

Glass elevator assembly mock up with stainless steel shoe, custom bar vent, and pitched laminated glass canopy

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Cast-in-place concrete progress

Example Construction Document Drawings

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Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Type

Higher Education Parking Infrastructure, Professional

Firm

BNIM Architects | Kansas City, Missouri

+ Kieran Timberlake | Philadelphia, PA

Client

Washington University in St. Louis

Status

Under Construction