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FIU Parking Garage I & II

Miami, FL

The design of these facilities had to adapt to the University’s master plan that reconfigures the main campus entrance with three new parking garages.  Requirements for the specific structure called for architecturally inviting and pedestrian-friendly parking facilities that suitably denotes the entrance to a place of learning. The design also had to be compatible in material and style to the prevalent classically derived architectural vocabulary of the University.  

Accordingly, Zyscovich, Inc. designed a tripartite facade punctuated with fenestration and archways to minimize the sense of scale. Decorative grilles provide a lantern-like quality of pierced illumination that serves both aesthetically and for security. The oversized arches at the top of the structure project a sense of architectural strength and make the building easily identifiably from a distance.

Zyscovich designed the garages with “nesting quadrants,” creating distinct mini-garages within the larger parking facilities to control traffic and provide parking for 300–500 cars for those attending special events without infringing on use by everyday students, faculty and employees.

The design of these facilities had to adapt to the University’s master plan that reconfigures the main campus entrance with three new parking garages.  Requirements for the specific structure called for architecturally inviting and pedestrian-friendly parking facilities that suitably denotes the entrance to a place of learning. The design also had to be compatible in material and style to the prevalent classically derived architectural vocabulary of the University.  

Accordingly, Zyscovich, Inc. designed a tripartite facade punctuated with fenestration and archways to minimize the sense of scale. Decorative grilles provide a lantern-like quality of pierced illumination that serves both aesthetically and for security. The oversized arches at the top of the structure project a sense of architectural strength and make the building easily identifiably from a distance.

Zyscovich designed the garages with “nesting quadrants,” creating distinct mini-garages within the larger parking facilities to control traffic and provide parking for 300–500 cars for those attending special events without infringing on use by everyday students, faculty and employees.