DCRA Parking Structure

Dane County Regional Airport

First and last impressions are arguably the most important of an airport experience. Dane County Regional wanted to ensure that upon entering, parking, picking up a rental car, and exiting, consumers felt welcomed and at ease.

GRAEF used BIM technology and sustainable design for a 1,224-car expansion to an existing parking ramp, a new seven-lane entrance plaza, exit plaza, and rental car plaza. This $23.4 million project also included the addition of a 2,300-square-foot, LEED® Silver certified parking administration building, modified existing surface parking lots, and enhanced landscaping. GRAEF provided parking planning and design, transportation, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering, as well as Commissioning services to meet LEED fundamental requirements. Phased construction allowed for demolition of the existing exit plaza and construction of a new multi-level parking structure nearby, while still keeping parking and rental car operations at this busy regional airport seamless.

The new parking facility was 450,000 square feet on three levels adjacent to and connected to the existing four-level garage. The parking garage addition was designed for an ultimate build-out to a total of six levels. In 2017, the additional vertical expansion was undertaken by GRAEF. The expansion also included any site repairs to ramps and parking lots, updating of existing elevators, a new employee parking lot, and an upgraded revenue control/vehicle counting system.

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Fred Groth

Senior Structural Engineer