This 883 space 5-level cast-in-place concrete parking structure is located at the corporate headquarters of Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The owner’s goal was for this garage to look like an office building on campus at first glance and mesh well with the existing facilities. It was important that parked cars not be seen during the day or at night when the garage is illuminated.
The new facility provides parking for Chesapeake Energy employees. For ease of circulation throughout the garage, Walker recommended a side-by-side single threaded helix with a one-way traffic pattern. Parking is at a 55 degree angle to fit site constraints and a light well is incorporated to bring natural light to the lowest levels.
Each level of the garage is colored-coded with lights, striping and columns, all in unison. This is both entertaining for employees and makes it easier to find their car at the end of the day. The patterned louvers used on the façade of the structure allow natural ventilation while concealing its appearance as a parking structure. A pedestrian bridge to the adjacent office building provides easy access for employees.