Nutwood Parking Structure

Fullerton, California
Creates a new entrance to campus and the Performing Arts Center;
Designed to be conducive to student interaction and promote cognitive way finding and smooth pedestrian circulation;
Dramatic translucent glass panels create continuous movement of people and vehicles;
"Living Wall" includes Greenscreen

California State Fullerton’s five-level, 2,500-space parking structure provides a safe and welcoming facility for students and prominently defines a new entrance to the campus and the new Performing Arts Center. 

Carefully guided by concerns for safety, massing, and environmental sustainability, the design of the garage’s entry spaces, stairs, and elevator lobbies are conducive to student interaction and promote cognitive wayfinding and smooth pedestrian circulation. Additionally, the circulation core is situated along the north face of the structure and aligned directly at the end of the new central campus promenade. 

Along the north façade and the entry to the campus, the parking structure features dramatic translucent glass paneling above the ground level which is back-lit at night. The continual movement of people, vehicles, and headlights is projected onto the glass making arrival to the campus a theatrical experience. The animated facade also pays tribute to the visual and performing arts schools that are directly adjacent to the structure.