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SDSU Performing Arts Parking Lot

CDI created a 338-space parking lot for event and perimeter campus parking. CDI’s responsibility encompassed planning, design, and construction of the site, including staking, drainage analysis, storm sewer, security lighting, plan development, and construction administration.


Both aesthetics and function were key in this project. Challenges included the installation of walkways and driveways over a drainage channel that provides the primary outlet for about 25 percent of the City of Brookings. Precast box culverts in the channel convey flows under four walkways. Decorative guardrails and colored concrete provide an aesthetic accent. The resulting lot is safe and attractive for both pedestrians and vehicles.


 This project also created a new practice area for the SDSU Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band. This change meant that the parking lot had to be as large as a full size football field. The project also required special electrical considerations to provide adequate power for band practice.

Project Facts

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

$1.1 million