University of North Carolina Charlotte Parking Deck G

This six-story parking garage is the largest single deck on campus with 1,040 spaces. Parking Deck G is part of a campus expansion project galvanized by plans for the new Student Union Building.

Seizing the opportunity to use nature’s offerings to transform a traditionally dark space, the design team introduced an internal lightwell that allows natural light and ventilation to flow throughout the parking deck. The well also provides a clear pedestrian link to the primary vertical core of the building. The structure consists of post-tension concrete with the skin of the building clad in brick and precast which remains consistent with the character of the surrounding buildings on the UNCC Campus.

The Choate team provided the project to UNCC on time and on budget. This is the first competitive bid project in UNC Charlotte recent history to be delivered on time and without pending disputes and was put into service immediately to make way for the Student Union groundbreaking.