Architecture  Engineering  Environment

Overton-Brooks VAMC Parking Garage Design Project & Environmental Assessment, Shreveport, LA

Project Scope

ATEI is providing project management, environmental assessments, and civil design services for a garage addition at the Overton-Brooks VAMC. This project involves expanding an existing 2-story parking garage by providing an additional 284 parking spaces in a 4-story addition. Preliminary work includes topographic and utility surveys and a geotechnical investigation.

ATEI is currently conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) in parallel with the design effort. This EA evaluates the Proposed Action of VA to construct and operate a new parking garage and will explain two alternatives: (1) Preferred Action Alternative – the construction and operation of one four-story, parking garage addition south of the existing parking garage on the Shreveport VAMC campus and the (2) No Action Alternative – continue with current parking operations. The EA determines possible effects to aesthetics; air quality; cultural resources; geology and soils; hydrology and water quality; wildlife and habitat, including threatened and endangered species; noise; land use; floodplains, wetlands, and coastal zone management; socioeconomics; community services; solid and hazardous materials; transportation and parking; utilities; and environmental justice. Based on findings, the EA determines if a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate, or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required.

Project Owner: U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Project Relevance

  • Design Experience
  • Environmental Experience
  • Contract Administration Experience

ATI has been supporting federal, private sector and municipal clients for over 25 years.


My interest in the environment and sensor technology drove our initial environmental geophysics business start-up. Since then we have expanded to offer full engineering services.


I watched ATI grow up from the sidelines and was excited to expand the Environmental team to a full-service all hazards consultancy.

Betrece & Victoria

Our team bridges science and service by understanding the organizational challenges legacy agencies face and help them to interpret the changing regulatory landscape.