Recognized for its vision in creating a positive living and learning environment, Valdosta State University is pursuing an extensive transformation of its campus. Several state-of-the-art facilities were designed to serve the needs of a growing student enrollment, including two mixed-use parking facilities, the first for the university. Of paramount importance: integrating Spanish Mission style architecture to match the surrounding campus; developing a ‘people place’ utilizing a creek which winds through campus; and incorporating several campus services into occupied spaces.
The structures provided much needed parking for the growing campus, and contributed to a more efficient use of land, leaving space for future development. The Oak Street Garage accommodates 1,000 spaces and houses 28,000 sf of office space for the University Police Department and Auxiliary Services, including a main data center for the university. The Sustella Avenue Garage accommodates 1,000 spaces and houses 13,000 sf of office space for the Parking/Transportation and Recreation Depts.