Linny Pacillo Parking Garage
For the new Linny Pacillo Parking Garage in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, Kpb Architects needed to design a skin for the structure that would effectively ventilate and screen headlight glare from the street below. kpb and Davis Constructors worked closely with Construction Specialties Custom Grille Team to engineer and test multiple grille design options that would mitigate potential ice and snow buildup on the parking garage’s exterior face.
The result is a unique architectural design that lights up the night sky and is highly effective for a severe northern climate. The exterior façade has a varied composition, beginning with vehicle barrier cables sleeved through the columns, which are in turn enveloped by a skin consisting of two custom C/S Grille panel designs, along with voids, that create dynamic and ascending diagonal patterns. The 7th Avenue façade will feature a site for public artwork. The delicate glass enclosed stair tower and elevator lobby anchors the plaza at 7th Avenue and F Street, and is balanced by a similar glazing system that encloses the stair tower at the alley and E Street. The overall composition of vertical and horizontal skin elements serves to break up the scale of the facility and create a layered effect on the façade.
Project: Linny Pacillo Parking Garage
Location: Anchorage, AK
Architect: Koonce, Pfeffer & Bettis Inc.(kpb)
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The garage provides more than 840 parking spaces for State employee vehicle parking during the day. Forty spaces will be available for visitors on State business. The street-front retail spaces are tucked under covered walkways that form a brightly lit colonnade. The colonnade promotes and sustains pedestrian activity, particularly in winter, with heated sidewalks for added winter safety. Sidewalk provides pedestrian link between retail space and the Civic and Convention Centers and the Performing Arts Center (PAC).