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University of Kansas Medical Center Parking Garage No. 3

Designing solutions for complex challenges

Project Facts

Location Kansas City, Missouri
Owner University of Kansas Medical Center
Cost $14 million
Capacity 962 spaces


The expertise of the Walter P Moore team shines through our design and engineering work on Parking Garage No. 3 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This development seamlessly blends with the campus landscape and features innovative elements like pedestrian bridges and a vehicle bridge, all while optimizing circulation and functionality. The project involved meticulous planning, including the relocation of vital utilities, surface parking lot development, and the implementation of an underground stormwater detention system.

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About the project

Walter P Moore provided structural and civil engineering design services for this development, and also offered expert parking consulting. Nestled alongside two existing bluffs, this impressive five-story garage accommodates up to 962 vehicles and boasts two pedestrian bridges, a vehicle bridge, and efficient circulation through its well-planned layout.

The functional design features four bays with a contiguous two-bay middle ramp system with horizontal elevations on all sides. It is a one-way flow with three lanes of equipment on level one and two lanes of equipment on the fifth level vehicular bridge, with all equipment outside of the garage footprint.

The garage showcases a cast-in-place, post-tensioned structural system, ensuring durability and functionality, and its exterior façade features precast panels with elegant brick inlays. The design prioritizes functionality, including the relocation of a 36-inch public storm sewer and an 18-inch, 45-foot-deep sanitary sewer, an 80-car surface parking lot, private utility services for the garage, and an underground stormwater detention system designed to treat the “first flush” of stormwater runoff.