315 Buckingham Street Garage
As part of the scope for the 165 Capitol Avenue – State Office Building renovation, Amenta Emma designed the new 1,000 space parking garage adjacent to the building. The project involved the demolition of a worn-out 450 space parking garage and service station. The new 315 Buckingham Street Garage features full height spandrel panels of white precast concrete serving both structural and aesthetic purposes. The six levels of panels float above two levels of recessed spandrels, lightening the presence of the massive structure. Color coded floor graphics are color matched to LED lighting, allowing nighttime and daytime wayfinding. A number of garage spaces are fitted with charging stations. Ground floor retail spaces line the street facing west elevation, located along a major pedestrian and vehicular boulevard.
AIA Connecticut Design Awards – Merit Award