Valdosta State Parking Decks
An increasing student population at Valdosta State University (VSU) created a parking-space shortage on campus; additionally, VSU needed new office space for Auxiliary Services, Police Headquarters, Parking and Transportation, and a Campus Recreation Center. The university selected Carter to manage the delivery of two new parking facilities and the associated office space under strict budget and schedule requirements. Carter led the university through the selection of the design and construction team while involving key VSU personnel throughout the process.
The Oak Street deck is intended for commuter student use. In keeping with VSU’s strategy to create a more pedestrian-friendly campus, the 992-space parking deck is located near the heart of campus. It houses the new Police Headquarters and Auxiliary Services Offices. The attached 28,000-square-foot office space wraps the north and east faces of the parking deck, facing campus.
The Sustella Avenue deck is intended to be a storage parking deck for students living on campus. The 1,188-space deck’s first level has 11,000 square feet of office space for the Parking and Transportation Department and Campus Recreation Center.
Both decks adhere to the Spanish Mission architecture that is prevalent throughout campus. The project was delivered on-time and under-budget, without any parking downtime during the academic school year.