September 2018

Parking garage

Six-story structure combines parking garage with street-level retail

A new six-story hybrid structure in New Orleans combines a 441-space parking garage with 27,000 square feet of street-level retail. Dubbed The Park, the 205,000-square-foot structure incorporates large prefabricated modules to create an aesthetic similar to the 19th-century warehouses prevalent in the city’s warehouse district.

The garage meets 50% outdoors Facade requirements for naturally ventilated parking structures and is made up of different widths of solid concrete and outdoor spaces to avoid the heavy grid of most garages. The design of the parking garage uses three prefabricated and integrally colored modules – parapet panels, structural beams and exterior panels – with five variations for each. The prefabricated panels on the two main street façades vary in size from 34 feet 10 inches in length to 41 feet in length, and are slick with strategically placed reveals for an added layer of detail.

Photo: Timothy Hursley.

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The main entrance at street level changes from the industrial concrete of the arcade and marquee to a natural hardwood screen that lines up with the entrance. Steel canopies along Rue Girod offer merchants and pedestrians relief from the sun and rain.

Eskew + Dumez + Ripple designed the structure.

The main entrance to the ParkPhoto: Timothy Hursley.

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Ball State University designates parking spaces for “pregnant women”

MUNCIE, Ind. –A pro-life student organization claims a major victory after Ball State University agreed to designate six parking spaces on campus for pregnant women.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, Fredericksburg, Virginia, called the change “a great example of the work Students for Life groups do every day to champion a pro-life culture on their campuses.”

“Ball State University is to be commended for taking the right steps to ensure that its campuses welcome pregnant students by making it easier for them to attend classes and feel welcome. This change is a common sense policy that we want to see on every campus across the country. “

Many pregnant and parenting students are coming to campus, Hannah Sullivan, co-ordinator of the Pregnant On-Campus Initiative for Students for Life at Ball State, told The Star Press.

“Even for average students, getting from one place to another can be tricky and the buses can get crowded,” she said by email. “Now imagine having to walk 10 or 15 minutes to get to a class or get on a crowded bus when you’re nine months pregnant or with difficult kids.”

She continued, “They run the schedules of two people, both before and after the birth of the child. Having those parking spaces makes it a bit easier to be a pregnant student.”

Teachers and pregnant staff can also use the parking spaces.

A sign identifies a parking space reserved for pregnant women in the parking lot of the student center at Ball State University.

The student government association backed the initiative, which was approved after the university’s director of parking services, Nick Capozzoli, attended a panel discussion on pregnant women on campus. He had also been approached about this earlier by students, professors and the secretary of the student government group.

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“This year a pilot program was launched,” said Kay Bales, vice president of student services at Ball State.

There are six parking spaces on campus reserved for pregnant women, three in parking lots and three in surface parking lots to the north, south and center of the campus, Bales said.

Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest pro-life student organization, with more than 1,200 groups on high school and college campuses.

The parking initiative is unrelated to a federal lawsuit that Students for Life filed earlier this year against Ball State for denying the group a $ 300 student activity fee to cover the costs of “Enclosure” materials. on campus ”to help pregnant students and parents. The combination remains active.

Contact Seth Slabaugh at (765) 213-5834 or [email protected]

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