The Science Museum of Virginia (SMV) required a new freestanding, approximately 156,276 GSF parking structure to provide approximately 400 spaces, as replacement for the majority […]
The Science Museum of Virginia (SMV) required a new freestanding, approximately 156,276 GSF parking structure to provide approximately 400 spaces, as replacement for the majority of the site’s surface parking.
The new four level (ground level plus three elevated parking levels) precast structure is located between the SMV Main Building and Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMOR). Exterior precast panels recall the limestone material and classical proportion of the SMV.
“Not only will the new deck increase parking capacity, be user friendly and create a safer parking experience for guests, but the deck is a means to an exciting end for the Museum to create a new urban green space.”
Richard Conti, Science Museum of Virginia Chief Wonder Officer
SBBCC is proud to have added to the cohesive design of the entire property with an aesthetically pleasing, space efficient parking facility which allows a continuous traffic flow between Broad Street and Terminal Place.
The primary pedestrian entrance to this building is an open elevator/stair tower at the southeast corner portion of the Deck. Vehicular access is on the South façade, facing Broad Street, while the vehicular exit drive is from the north side of parking garage; emptying onto Terminal Place. Site work for the project included re-routing vehicular drives, elimination of surface asphalt lots, new site lighting and new landscaped pedestrian pathways.
The project was constructed without cessation of SMV or CMOR operations – construction phasing and laydown area were decided through cooperative effort with SMV.
– Approximately 156,276 GSF
– 400 Parking Spaces
– 4 levels (ground level plus 3 elevated parking levels)
– New garage will replace current surface parking lot
– Exterior precast panels
– Site work includes re-routing of vehicular drives
– New site lighting
– New landscaped pedestrian pathways
– Provisions for future Vehicle Charging Stations