A new 116,000 square foot, 380-stall parking garage for Good Samaritan Hospital. This 4-level, free-standing structure is framed in cellular beams, not only for its added strength and cost-saving advantages, but also for its architectural design and aesthetics. Additional architectural features include two full-height green screen towers on each side of the structure. The towers are set out from the building line, framed in wide-flange beams, and have woven wire mesh for vegetation growth. Each level has framing for planter box support.
Stearns was brought on board to recommend and provide the most economical and efficient structural steel system. Stearns assisted the Engineer-of-Record with design development and used their advanced technology to detail and coordinate the SmartBeam® system and conventional structural steel elements. Stearns worked in close collaboration with the construction team to furnish and install the entire steel package and vehicle barrier cable system while executing an aggressive steel construction schedule.
Client: Good Samaritan Hospital
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Contractor: Skanska USA
Architect: Clark Kjox & Griffin Bolte Jurgens
Engineer-of-Record: ABKJ Engineers
Size: 116,000 square feet
Number of Levels: 4
Number of Stalls: 380
System Type: SmartBeam, Structural Steel
Completion Date: 2008