• An aerial view of the construction site at Bridge Park East.
  • View of the AC Marriott Hotel construction at night from Riverside Drive.
  • View of the construction progress at Bridge Park from Riverside Drive.
  • A complete rendering of the finished Bridge Park development on the east side of the river.
  • Rendering of residential development at Bridge Park.

Photos courtesy of: Cory Klein Photography

Renderings courtesy of: Crawford Hoying and Moody Nolan

Schaefer provided structural engineering and parking consulting services for the first phase of this $300 million mixed-use development, portions of which will open in Fall 2016. Phase 1A consists of 370 apartment units, 140,000 sq ft of office space, 120,000 sq ft of retail and restaurants, an eight story, 150-room AC Marriott hotel, and an adjacent free-standing event center.

Three six-story parking structures will park a total of nearly 2,200 vehicles in a total of 770,000 sq ft; a fourth smaller garage is in the planning stages. Our parking team will develop the garages’ functional layouts including entrances and exits, circulation and parking stall layout.

Construction materials for the project’s structures include post-tensioned concrete for the parking garages, structural steel for the free-standing office buildings, and one and two story post-tensioned concrete podiums supporting three to five story wood-framed residential buildings above.

The project’s engineering challenges included a sloping site with rock, multiple construction types and materials, and detailing for wood shrinkage, concrete movement, and brick support. Additional challenges included the design/build delivery method, zoning requirements, and tight budgets and schedules.

Schaefer had a strong relationship with the developer prior to this project. Our experts provided valuable insight on tall wood construction and parking garage design prior to the design team’s selection.

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