Proj Overview

West Chester University is one of the fastest growing colleges in the state of Pennsylvania. The school is not only growing in enrollment, but also academically. Over the past few years, West Chester University has been updating and constructing new buildings all over campus to serve their increased student population and to update technology on the campus.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a 23 percent growth in the number of biomedical jobs in the next several years and West Chester University is responding to this growth with new facilities. The addition of The Sciences and Engineering Center and The Commons, new buildings on campus, house the university’s first engineering major, biomedical engineering. The new parking structure on campus, one of four owned and operated by the university, will serve their growing academic programs and campus enrollment.


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Project Team


Stantec Architecture and Engineering 

Structural Engineer

Thornton Tomasetti


Boro Construction Company


West Chester University


Nitterhouse Concrete Products

Thin Brick Manufacturer


Thin Brick Supplier

Belden Tri-State Building Materials

Key Project Attributes

  • 2 bay & 6 level parking garage; 124, 995 sq. ft. of precast concrete
  • 451 parking spaces including 9 ADA spaces
  • A custom dove grey concrete mix was used with a medium abrasive blast finish
  • Endicott Manganese Ironspot Artisan, smooth texture, modular thin brick supplied by Belden Tri-State Building Materials was used, which nicely complements the new Science and Engineering Building exterior

Project/Precast Scope

  • Parking structure to support West Chester University’s new Science and Engineering Center and The Commons buildings
  • Precast concrete components: beams, columns, solid slabs, wall panels, spandrel panels, double tees, litewall panels, shear wall panels, stair/elevator panels, NiCore™ Plank, column covers, precast bollards, and stairs