West Sacramento-based Clark Pacific has entered into a design and preconstruction services agreement with California State University, Sacramento, for the first full precast concrete parking structure built on campus.

CSUS parking structure rendering
Clark Pacific CSUS parking structure rendering

Parking Structure V is six-story, 1,750 stall, 529,000-square-foot building next to the existing campus Athletic Center. The project also includes a new 13,400 square foot stand-alone office building for a campus Welcome Center as well as the University Transportation & Parking Services (UTAPS) offices. The building will incorporate architectural precast concrete design elements, reflecting the new parking structure’s facade.

“We are excited to build Sacramento State’s new parking structure and office building,” said Terry Street, general manager, general contracting, for Clark Pacific. “Understanding that construction and education are rarely compatible processes, Clark Pacific has a ‘Done in One’ goal, whereby using off-site structural and precast fabrication, we plan on finishing construction within one semester, minimizing construction impacts to campus life.”

Clark Pacific is working with Sacramento-based, Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture (D+B) on the project. D+B designed Sac State’s Parking Structures II and III, Academic Information Resources Center, and most recently, Hornet Bookstore.

Clark Pacific provided all the precast concrete for both AIRC and Hornet Bookstore buildings on campus. ”Parking Structure V and the Welcome Center & UTAPS office building have been carefully sited at the campus entry, allowing the Arboretum to extend as the focal point,” said Jason A. Silva, D+B principal and the project’s design architect.

Parking Structure V is designed to accommodate future installation of a solar array of photovoltaic panels on the top level. Vehicle circulation is designed to move traffic off the streets and into the structure as efficiently as possible with off-street queuing space to handle periods of high traffic volume. Traffic circulation has been designed to minimize conflicts between pedestrians, autos and bicycles.

The two-story office building includes a campus welcome center, parking offices, a public counter, conference rooms, and other support spaces. The new parking structure and office building encircle a new pedestrian plaza, equipped with power and water access for food trucks.

“Sacramento State is thrilled to be moving forward on the new parking structure to meet our campus community needs,” said Tony Lucas, Sacramento State’s senior director of UTAPS. “We are looking forward to working with Dreyfuss + Blackford and Clark Pacific to bring this project quickly and efficiently to the University and our community.”

The technology, design, innovations, and place-making and conservation programs implemented in the parking structure will allow it to achieve a Parksmart Gold certification by the Green Parking Council, making it the highest-performing, most-sustainable garage on campus. The office building will be built to LEED Gold certification standards as set forth by the US Green Building Council.

“Dreyfuss + Blackford is looking forward to continuing our long history of work with Sacramento State and Clark Pacific, and are excited to be adding additional parking to the busy campus and help meet the transportation needs of the university and its community,” said John Webre, D+B’s president.

The overall project schedule (design & construction) is about 23 months, and both buildings are slated for occupancy for the spring semester 2018.