Yale University : New Haven, CT
Newman Architects was hired to construct the original garage in 1976 at the edge of the Yale University campus next to a residential neighborhood. It was our task to minimize the visual impact of this large-scale structure and integrate it with adjacent university and residential buildings. We designed a landscaped berm to surround and conceal the parking garage along its street frontages. This allowed the university to build the garage at a minimal cost using a “package designed” structure while preserving the character of the neighborhood.
In 2001 we were again hired to design the renovation of the 25-year old structure, including replacement of the exterior facade, new stair and elevator towers, better pedestrian and vehicle wayfinding, new signage and graphics, and landscape improvements.