Hull Street Parking Structure - University of Georgia

Location:

Athens, GA
 

Owner:

Board of Regents of the University System
of Georgia, Athens, GA
 

Architect:

Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart,
Stewart & Associates Inc.(SRSS), Atlanta, GA
 

Contractor:

Holder Construction Co.
 

Project Scope

Sq. Footage:

305,089 (950 parking spaces)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hull Street Parking Structure - University of Georgia
Hull Street Parking Structure - University of Georgia
Hull Street Parking Structure - University of Georgia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This project was designed to address the university town’s acute parking shortage while blending with the city’s architectural character. An all-precast concrete structure was designed due to aesthetics, economy and speed of construction.

The structural system features precast concrete double tees, girders, vertical lite walls, horizontal shear walls, structural and architectural columns, spandrels, architectural panels with inset brick, cornices and bullnoses. The fast-track schedule took advantage of precast’s ability to cast components, which included both structural and exterior-skin pieces, before the completed design package was issued.

Inset brick was used on upper-level panels, with the panels cast with the brick in place in the forms, creating a one-step operation. Lower floors feature panels with a limestone-like appearance that was achieved with a buff-colored finish, light sandblast texture and detailed reveals. This combination was accented by tall, classic columns and arched windows at the stair tower, which draw attention and create a dramatic appearance.

Only a few different sizes and shapes of precast panels were required, speeding production and reducing costs by minimizing the number of forms. Material needs also were reduced by using the exterior precast skin as both the façade and as load-bearing panels for the interior double tees.

 
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