This parking garage is the first project that will be realized from the ongoing PSU College of Engineering Master Plan.
Implementing a design/build delivery model, LJC and Clayco worked closely with Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant, Transportation Services, and CATA teams to design Penn State’s West Campus Parking Deck at University Park. Located in the heart of West Campus, this project is the key to the successful expansion needed for the College of Engineering and overall campus growth. The collective team helped identify and provide solutions for the project, including the extension of White Course Drive, a new roadway connection from West College Avenue, required signalization coordination, stormwater detention expansion, campus infrastructure tie-ins, and landscape improvements up to the garage.
The project’s scope also includes essential programmatic elements like the Bike Den, a nine-bench bike repair shop that links directly to the bike trails, has storage for up to 100 bikes, and access to a CATA bus station waiting area on the north. Combine all these elements and the planning for adding a future solar grid on the roof; this project is on track to be Parksmart certified upon completion. The final parking structure will accommodate 1,653 parking spots and designed in coordination with the future attachment of the West 2 building.