The original design concept was developed by OLIN, with architectural design by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects.
Construction Manager: LF Driscoll
Structural Engineer: CVM Engineers
Parking Consultants: Walker Parking
DESIGN FEATURES Materials
• Over 1,000 large stones were previously located in walls on the surface of the site, about 75 percent of which were used to build the Sculpture Garden walls. Most of the remaining stones were used by Fairmount Park in various locations around the park.
• The concrete structure, including floors and walls, contains recycled steel slag Storm water management
• Green roof has been created, with soil depth ranging from one to five feet, enabling the planting of full-size trees and shrubs
• Total green roof area of 26,000 square feet has been created. It will naturally filter storm water run off to the Schuylkill River
• Repaired and reinforced existing wastewater outflow tunnel to eliminate Schuylkill River contamination
Landscape and vegetation
• The garden is divided into five sections, including three hard-surface terraces and two lawns
• Non-native invasive species have been replaced with hardy, indigenous plants chosen to provide a variety of flowering and fruiting displays
• Existing soils have been reused for new landscape beds
• Trees removed from the garage site have been relocated
• The garage is naturally ventilated, eliminating need for mechanical exhaust fans
• Natural daylight penetrates deep into the garage; energy-efficient lighting fixtures are used where needed.
• The garage will provide 442 covered accessible parking spaces
• Covered bicycle parking will be provided in the garage
• The Kelly Drive recreation path has been modified to ease access to the Museum and adjacent attractions