Emory University Oxford Road Building and Parking Garage
Walter P Moore provided structural engineering services for this new facility at Emory University. This 200,000 square foot project provides new space for Undergraduate Admissions, a large three-level Barnes and Noble bookstore with a Starbucks, along with structured parking and a new mini-quad integrated into the building. The facility is the new “front door” to Emory University.
The underground parking deck contains three levels of parking for 225 vehicles. The garage structure uses a cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete beam and slab system that provides the benefit of long-span, column-free parking drive aisles. The grid of the parking deck was closely coordinated with the grid of the adjacent and integral admissions building. The deck is masked on the front by the building, and “green” landscaped walls will eventually cover the sides of the deck. The top level of the deck contains an outdoor plaza space, ideal for student gatherings.
The Undergraduate Admissions occupies the top floor of the three-level building overlooking Oxford Road. In addition to the offices, there is an 120-seat presentation room, a parlor and living room where students, faculty, staff, visitors, and guests of the university can assemble and relax. This portion of the project uses composite structural steel framing, in order to accommodate long spans and a preferred construction sequence.
The bookstore occupies space on all three levels of the building serving the faculty, students and staff, and is easily available to the adjoining community. Walter P Moore created a full Building Information Model (BIM) in Revit for the project.