St. Armands Garage
Light handrail system delivers cost-effective elegance
A trip to Sarasota, Florida, is not complete without a visit to St. Armand’s Circle, an enchanting and sophisticated outdoor dining and shopping area with European flair, located steps from the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
With more than 130 shops along the circle, traffic and parking can be a challenge, especially during high season. To tackle the issue, the city authorized construction of a new four-level garage with nearly 500 parking spaces. However, officials stipulated that the structure could not disrupt the scale of existing architecture. And, important for lighting considerations, any illumination needed to be muted; it could not spill over into the adjacent residential neighborhood.