ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis Exam Prep

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- Constraints on the Site that Impacted the Building Design

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In this ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PA exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to programming, site analysis, and zoning & code requirements.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam including project type analysis, the establishment of qualitative and quantitative project requirements, evaluation of project site and context, and assessment of economic issues.

Hi, I'm Jim Viviano, partner with 5G Studio in the Atlanta office. I'm here today to tell you about one of our exciting projects, Gateway Center II. So the site is near the Atlanta airport. It's a part of a project for development called Gateway Center and this is one of the phases. There's been some phases that have happened before this for a big convention center, hotels, some office buildings already and because of it's proximity to the Atlanta airport, it's a really important site for the city and it's an important site for redevelopment.

The site that we were given is a site that is just over an acre and the program the client wanted us to program a office building that was about 50,000 square feet, plus structured parking and with the site being so small it was somewhat difficult to get all of that onto the site. We are near airport, so there was some height restrictions. There's a big easement that runs through the property that also limited the site area.

There's really only one front door to the project, so we had to be creative about how we were gonna approach the building was going to sit on the site. This is the civil site plan and this is showing this hatched area is an easement that there's already a storm sewer in there and we couldn't move it. It's already servicing the hotel and office buildings and other projects that are part of the development. So we had to work around that and because of the way it cuts into the site, the property line is here, but we really couldn't build anything very close to the property line because of the easement.

So that really forced us to making that become the front door to the project and it really wanted to be anyway because the tram system and then because the relationship over to the hotel and one of the considerations was to park the cars, the required parking, offsite on the existing parking garage that you see here.

So that was going to have to be expanded by another level or two which was going to be really expensive and that was the direction that client was thinking we were going to go in but after we had some time to do some site analysis we realized there's about a 20 foot slope on the site and all of that slope was put there when they did all the other construction by the soil that they had excavated from those other sites. So it was all fill and we realized that we could take that fill out because we weren't going to be able to build on it anyway, and by taking that out, we now had about a 20 foot podium that we could build.

We could park underneath that and then put the office building on top. It all worked out and we were still able to maintain 120 feet in the width, so we could get two trays of parking and then I think we're about 270 feet in length so we had a nice office building footprint of about 110 by 260, I believe across the long-face which ends up being about 25,000 square feet of rentable space per floor and it met all of the needs for the client.

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ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis Exam Prep

Duration: 19h 56m

Author: Mike Newman