Riverwalk Pavilion

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There is currently a large plan in place to develop the waterfront along the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The proposed development introduces a 3-story parking garage with a rooftop athletic field and an attached multi-use building. This connected building will be a 60,000 square foot, 4-story multi-use building with office, retail, restaurant, and function space. The function space will be located on the top floor of the building and open onto a turf athletic field. This outdoor space overlooking the Merrimack River can be easily transformed to host a variety of events such as concerts and weddings. This site plan includes a parking garage that can hold 1,200 cars and a 60,000 square foot multi-use building. While the number of parking spaces provided surpasses the required number of parking spaces, these spaces may be used to hold cars during future development. A 360-foot-long by 160-foot-wide athletic field will be constructed on the roof of the parking garage with minimum of 12 feet on the sides of the field for concessions, people, and teams. A 4-story multi-use building will be constructed that will include office space, restaurants, retail space, and a function hall. The project team calculated the load on an interior parking garage column, obtained information regarding soil conditions and drainage and used this information to design the foundation under a parking garage column, and designed this column. Furthermore, the team produced a Revit model, an architectural rendering. Additionally, because this site lies within the flood plain, the team provided a way to provide compensatory storage during a 100-year food on the parcel. Finally, the project team also designed a transportation layout to minimize the traffic due to the expected increase in volume of vehicles.


First Name Last Name
Griffin Curley
Michelle Thibault
Jamie Fitzpatrick
Jack Sargent
Jared Grondin
Oliver Roy

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Conference URC
Event Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE)
Department Civil and Environmental Engineering (ISE)
Group Design
Added April 24, 2020, 2:49 p.m.
Updated April 24, 2020, 2:49 p.m.
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