Matlack Parking Garage,
West Chester University,
West Chester, PA
Stylish Stone for Student Parking
This precast parking garage provides student and special event parking at West Chester University. This four-level parking garage with 431 spaces is recessed into the sloping site. The functional design of the garage consists of a three-bay, side by side single helix arrangement. The stair tower precast wall panels utilized a patterned form liner to impart an ashlar masonry stone pattern. Each stone is individually stained a color to provide a random pattern. The plain precast spandrels are screened by rows of trees that flank the sides of the garage. The stair and elevator towers have clear glazing for passive security. This garage was designed and constructed concurrently with the Sharpless Street Garage on the West Chester University campus.
The Harman Group provided structural engineering, parking consulting, and full architectural documentation for the parking garage.
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