RIVERFRONT PARKING DECK

  • LOCATION : Wilmington, DE
  • CLIENT: DELDOT
  • SQUARE FOOTAGE: 425 Parking Spaces

AWARDS: 2005 AIA Delaware Honor Award, 2005 Brick in Architecture, 2005 International Parking Award of Merit, Delaware Contractors Association 2005 Excellence in Craftsmanship, Delaware Today Home & Garden Contest 2005 Public Space, American Concrete Institute Cast-In-Place Finalist Award 2005, Pennsylvania Council Society of Registered Architects 2004, Mid-Atlantic Golden Trowel Award, 2003 AIA Delaware Citation Award

The 425 vehicle parking structure occupies the site of a former 120-vehicle surface parking lot. Increased parking was required to serve not only the Amtrak station, but the growth of business, restaurant, and entertainment venues in this rapidly developing urban renewal area. The deck is adjacent to three historic railroad buildings by the noted Victorian architect, Frank Furness.

The exterior presents a handsome street-scape of brick with colored mortar joints, granite, cast stone cornice, and architectural details such as wrought iron grille work featuring the seal of the City of Wilmington. The profile of the deck is stepped to reduce its mass at street level and to allow site lines from the Amtrak platforms to the river.