The Indy is a student housing project in Marietta, Georgia near Kennesaw State University in the Town Village mixed use complex near the Kennesaw State Athletic Complex.
This project is 5 stories of Type III wood construction with 172 units and 543 beds. The building wraps around a 6.5 story precast parking garage. Many amenity spaces were included in the design such as: lobby, club room, small group room, large communal study room, leasing area, yoga room, fitness center, and a rooftop terrace.
There are extensive retaining and basement conditions to account for the approximately 30 feet of fall on the site. Shallow foundations were used for the entire project.
EM Structural provided foundation and retaining wall design for the precast parking garage. Parking garage foundations were shallow on soil improved with an aggregate pier system.