IPMI Award Received for VCU Parking Garage

07 July 2023
The VCU Parking garage is the color of the school’s brand.

The full list of IPMI’s 2023 Awards of Excellence can be found in the June 2023 issue of Parking & Mobility


The International Parking & Mobility Institute has recognized our firm with an Award of Merit in the Mixed-Use Parking & Mobility Facility Design category for the Virginia Commonwealth University Outpatient Pavilion Garage as part of their 2023 Awards of Excellence.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) academic medical system is ranked as one of the top three healthcare institutions in the state and in the top 100 nationally. The new 17-story, 615,000-square-foot Adult Outpatient Pavilion consolidated 26 specialties and the Massey Cancer Center into an award-winning state-of-the-art facility in downtown Richmond. Its 425,000-square-foot, fully integrated parking structure provides 1,109 spaces, of which there are 150 valet spaces on two below-grade levels and 959 self-park spaces on 10 above-grade levels. The garage’s façade is covered in coiled metal fabric matching VCU’s brand color. The material allows ventilation and visibility while projecting the appearance of a solid wall from afar.

In keeping with VCU’s goal of an enhanced patient experience, separate valet and drop-off areas for the outpatient facilities and the Massey Cancer Center were provided. At the cancer center, the team designed a convenient entrance on the garden level, providing immunocompromised or limited mobility patients access to dedicated valet services. The garage’s self-park portion has two entrances/exits, maximizing on-site queuing space while minimizing the impact on busy adjacent streets. Ambulances and medical transit vehicles are accommodated at a dedicated loading/unloading area on Level 1.

Awarded to: Walter P Moore
Owner: Virginia Commonwealth University
Lead Designer: HDR Architecture
General Contractor: Hourigan
Civil Engineer: Draper Aden Associates
MEP Engineer: WSP USA
Geotechnical Engineer: Schnabel Engineering LLC

Stay updated on our latest insights, news, events, advancements, and successes we’ve achieved with our clients.