Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Multi Modal Transportation
While the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus was still reeling from the sticker shock of another team’s proposed design, they turned to us for more options based on their knowledge of our experience with similar projects in the Texas Medical Center. The Migo Garage was the result. This nine-level, cast-in-place structure consists of long span post-tensioned concrete beams and slabs providing column-free drive aisles. A four-bay, double helix deck was designed to allow for two inner ramps which provide efficient parking circulation while still providing the, driver-friendly, flat parking surfaces along the perimeter of the garage.
The Design/Build garage was delivered with a fast track design and construction schedule. An early foundation package was delivered two months after the start of design, and an early structural frame package three months later. The structural system utilized moment frames for seismic and wind resistance, allowing for “open” floors for added visibility and security. Sustainability features include 10 charging stations for electrical vehicles, LED lighting, and a design to accommodate future solar tree arrays.