Image Courtesy: Jonathan Parks
Image Courtesy: Jonathan Parks

Palm Avenue Parking Garage

287,040 FT2
Sarasota, FL, USA
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing / Technology / Life Safety and Fire Protection

Certified LEED v2009 CS Gold, 2012

ENR Southeast, Award of Merit, 2011

USGBC, Gulf Coast Chapter Outstanding Core & Shell, 2012

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The garage is in close proximity to residential properties, thus the exterior facade of metal perforated panels soften the visual impact of this large structure, while suggesting billowing sails of ships. The “sails” allow for natural ventilation and light and shields the vehicles from view. The ground level includes a restaurant and a special events venue.


Completed as a design-build project, the team collaborated to cost effectively deliver on the city’s vision of a parking garage that is suitable to the neighborhood. TLC designed a user friendly, energy-efficient layout and express ramps for garage users, as well as numerous sustainable design features, such as LED lighting, underground retention vault and 600-gallon cistern for rainwater capture, low VOC materials and electric car changing stations.