Specialty Construction Award of Merit: Alameda Square Parking Structure
Alameda Square Parking Structure
Award of Merit
Owner: Atlas Capital Group LLC
Lead Design Firm: Choate Parking Consultants
General Contractor: Bomel Construction Co.
Civil Engineer: Psomas
Structural Engineer: Ficcadenti Waggoner & Castle Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer: tk1sc
Landscape Designer: RCH Studios
Located in Los Angeles’ historic Fashion District, the Alameda Square Parking Structure was built to provide parking for a group of 100-year-old buildings. The 10-story garage was erected with 60,000 yd of concrete. The judges especially appreciated the use of greenery in the $67-million parking structure, including an eight-story “living wall” with hanging planters and a landscaped ramp for picnics and events on the roof.
To achieve an accelerated completion date, the project was constructed as essentially two separate structures with a seismic joint in the center. This allowed crews to use six sets of formwork, with three sets on the east side and three on the west. The 1.4-million-sq-ft parking structure was then built in two separate halves concurrently.
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