SKA Consulting Engineers and J•PA teamed up to help alleviate UNC Charlotte’s parking shortage with the expansion of one of the most heavily used parking decks on campus. The Union Parking Deck Expansion adds approximately 650 new parking spaces to the existing deck. By strategically using design elements and intricate classical proportions, the expansion compliments the surrounding structures, and further defines UNC Charlotte’s quintessential architectural identity.
The expansion is comprised of both a horizontal and vertical expansion of the existing cast-in-place parking structure. The functional design was developed and refined, including the ramping system, new wayfinding and signage, entry/exit design, and the layout and design of the new parking access and revenue equipment.