9950 Medical Center Drive
9950 Medical Center Drive is a 180,000 SF new research building with underground parking. The site was designed to accommodate an additional research building once the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) is complete and the site is allowed a higher density.
Project challenges included how to enhance the pedestrian experience and provide pedestrian connectivity along and to the street and anchor the corner of Medical Center Drive and Great Seneca Highway, a gateway to this district.
The Soltesz Solution
Because the site had underground parking and space was reserved for an additional building with a shared public use space, an access drive and loading dock were designed at the corner of Medical Center Drive and Great Seneca Highway. A wall that mimicked the building with cut out seating areas fronting the street was created to provide streetscape continuity, screen the loading dock, and anchor the corner of Medical Center Drive and Great Seneca Highway with signage.