PARKING GARAGE + RETAIL
SCHEMATIC DESIGN | SACRAMENTO, CA
This projects main focus was to create a design of a 4-story parking garage with room for retail on the first floor. The client, First Baptist Church in downtown Sacramento's goal was to provide additional parking for its members as well as their own Mission Everyone cafe in the retail area.
The concept started with a simple open style garage with steel supporting columns. Research of the surrounding building and area was done to develop a design that would fit in well with its environment.
Having awnings, an open glass elevator shaft/stairs, and linear horizontal shades along one side of the garage were added not only for aesthetics purposes but as functional elements of the garage as well.