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Discovery Place Parking Deck and Music School Annex

The University of South Carolina

Completion Date
Fall 2008

Project Budget
$15 Million

A key component of the University’s InnoVista initiative, the USC Discovery Plaza parking deck supports adjacent bio-medical research and future office buildings. This 1400 car garage is eight stories and features facades organized to reflect its pre-cast concrete structure. Colors and materials compliment the other research buildings occupying the block. The USC Strings Program occupies space fronting Park Street and across the street from the USC Music School. It features several rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, and other support space for this popular University outreach program, and addresses the University’s goal to provide activity on the street level of the garage. This new facility also addresses other urgent parking needs in the Vista, supporting events at the University’s Koger Center for the Performing Arts and the Colonial Center arena. The nationally recognized USC String Project is a unique program designed to provide accessible string education for community children as well as creating a teaching opportunity for USC students. Quackenbush Architects + Planners served as the Design Architect with the LPA Group as Architect-of-Record.

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