Dublin Transit Parking Garage & Plaza
AE3 served as the Designer/Basis of Design Architect for the Dublin Transit Parking Garage & Plaza in Dublin, California, a project that not only addressed the pressing need for efficient commuter infrastructure but also stood as a beacon of sustainability and innovation. This impressive structure, a five-level, 570-space parking garage, was conceived to serve as a vital link in the transportation network of Alameda County.
The primary purpose of this parking garage was to cater to the daily influx of commuters from the Central San Joaquin Valley Area, who sought to access the Bay Area via the conveniently adjacent Dublin BART station. Recognizing the importance of this transit connection, Alameda County, Caltrans, and the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) joined forces to fund and bring this ambitious project to fruition.
One of the standout features of this transit-oriented garage was its strong commitment to sustainability. AE3 ensured that the facility was at the forefront of green initiatives. To promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and reduce carbon emissions, the lower levels of the garage were specifically designated for EV parking. This not only encouraged the use of eco-friendly transportation but also facilitated convenient charging infrastructure for EVs. Additionally, the garage was equipped to accommodate EV commuter vans, fostering a collaborative approach to sustainable transportation.
In a bold move towards the future, the project also welcomed autonomous vehicles provided by LAVTA. These driverless vehicles served as a local access solution within the surrounding neighborhood, embracing cutting-edge technology to enhance community mobility.
Covering the entire roof is a solar installation designed to harness the power of the sun, making the structure a net-zero energy facility. By generating its own electricity through renewable means, the parking garage not only minimized its carbon footprint but also had the potential to contribute excess energy to the grid, further benefiting the community and the environment. In recognition of its unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovative design, the project set its sights on achieving LEED Gold certification.
Location: Dublin, CA
Role: Basis of Design Architect
Size: 5 Levels, 570 Spaces