Temple University Hospital Employee Parking Garage - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For Temple University Hospital, TimHaahs designed a 1450-space employee parking garage. The design was provided on a fast-track method, as it needed to be operational in less than one year’s time. For economy of bidding, the hospital required the parking structure to be designed for both precast and cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete structural systems.
TimHaahs developed the schematic and design development documents for the garage. Upon approval, TimHaahs completed the entire architectural and engineering construction documents within six weeks. TimHaahs also managed and coordinated all design and construction administration activities. Philip Jordan, AIA served as the design architect.
The parking structure encompasses an entire city block. The functional design uses a one-way traffic circulation system with separate upward and downward ramps. The facility is four bays wide with flat parking bays on the perimeter and ramped parking bays on the interior.
The facility includes active and passive security features. Passive security features include bright lighting in all areas, one central stair/elevator tower, no hiding areas, and the security fencing on all sides. Active security features include a CCTV monitoring system and a 24-hour security patrol.