Penn State West Campus Garage
University Park, PA
An awe-inspiring design solution that welcomes visitors and enhances their arrival experience.
As the campus College of Medicine and Medical Center undertook many expansion projects, demand for additional parking increased. The solution is this striking precast concrete-skinned four-story parking structure.
Positioned along a new campus loop and visible from the main road, the design team enhanced visitors’ arrival experience. Inspired by the rolling hills of the Pennsylvania landscape and the neighboring iconic precast concrete campus buildings, the soft wavy precast façade spandrels of this new garage entice and draw visitors in as they drive onto the campus. The design team explored various facade options, choosing precast concrete for its flexibility, economic cost, and materiality link to the existing campus.