​York Hill Campus Parking Garage

This 2,000-car, five-level parking garage was designed as part of the overall architectural commission to develop an entirely new residential campus for Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. The 685,040-square-foot facility serves York Hill Campus, which is home to some 2,000 students, an athletic arena, and student center.


Quinnipiac University

Location Hamden, CT
Size 685,040 Sq. Ft.
Program parking, offices, storage
Year Completed 2010
Photo Credit Nathaniel Riley Photography, Roger Williams/Centerbrook

Set into the top of the hillside to minimize both its exposed visual mass and its impact on the environment, the building also has a sixth and bottom level that houses a 32,720-square-foot space for the Quinnipiac Facilities Department, including offices and storage areas. A berm, stone wall, and a stone-clad corner elevator vestibule serve to lessen the profile of the garage, whose sides consist of decorative, ribbed white concrete. Corner stairways feature glass sides, affording views of the campus and rural landscape beyond.

York Hill is one of three campuses at Quinnipiac University, which has a total enrollment of 5,700 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate and law school students. Centerbrook has designed more than 50 projects for the university as part of a master plan it helped to develop.