The International Parking Institute (IPI) has recognized 12 parking facilities and operations with its 29th annual Awards of Excellence, noting common threads of innovation, efficiency, eco- and user-friendliness, cost savings and collaboration among its winners.
Award winners competition represent a variety of facility types and sizes. Award categories included: architectural achievement; best design of parking facilities with less than and more than 800 spaces; innovation in programs and operations; and rehabilitation/restoration. Winners were selected by a panel of judges representing architects, parking corporations, and city, airport, and university officials.
“Our 2011 winners serve as models for overcoming the myriad challenges facing the parking industry today, including overtaxed and outdated systems, increased use, and limited funding and resources,” said IPI Executive Director Shawn Conrad, CAE. “Whether they have rehabilitated aging facilities or addressed parking issues with innovative alternatives, these projects all have advanced the industry and improved the future of their communities.”
Winning Facility Projects
Award for Architectural Achievement
Award of Excellence: Greenway Self Park, Chicago, Ill. River North Self Park, LLC, Owner
Chicago’s first and only eco-friendly parking facility, Greenway Self Park in the popular River North neighborhood is architecturally distinctive, fully automated, and designed for sustainability. Its design incorporates a water and power recycling systems, electric car plug-ins, a state-of-the-art music video floor reminder system and a future green roof. Together with custom artwork, efficient billing and valet systems, superior accessibility, marketing outreach and other enhancements, Greenway Self Park provides customers with an unparalleled parking experience. (Greenway Self Park also earned an Award of Excellence in the Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 Spaces Category.)
Project Team: NORR Illinois, Inc. (formerly DM Design Group), Architect-of-Record; HOK, Design Architect, Walker Parking Consultants, Inc., Parking Consultant Engineer, Standard Parking Corporation, Parking Vendor
Award of Merit: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Rental Car Center, Atlanta, GA Dept. of Aviation, City of Atlanta, Owner (The Rental Car Center at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also earned an Honorable Mention in the Best Design of a Parking Facility with More than 800 Spaces Category.)
Project Team: Walter P Moore Associates, Parking Consultant Engineer
PGAL, Overall Project Design Architect, Architect-of-Record for the Terminal
RL Brown Associates, Inc., Architect-of-Record for the Parking Garage
Award of Merit: Tampa Port Authority Channelside Parking Garage, Tampa, Fla. Tampa Port Authority, Owner
Project Team: Timothy Haahs Associates, Inc., Parking Consultant Engineer; HKS Architects, Inc., Architect; Scheidt Bachmann USA, Inc., Parking Vendor; Kraft Construction Company, Inc., Design Builder
Honorable Mention: Mountaineer Station, Morgantown, WV West Virginia University, Owner
Mountaineer Station, located next to West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center campus and Ruby Memorial Hospital, serves as an excellent example of how municipalities, universities, and transit agencies can meet the challenges of increased land development on an already overtaxed parking system. The multi-modal facility features an elevator and bridge to provide direct access to the local transit agency and WVU’s rapid transit station, which serves more than 15,000 student, faculty and staff daily. Mountaineer Station’s design incorporates bus shelters, bicycle lockers and other enhancements, with the capability of vertical and horizontal future expansion. The project successfully combines form and function to provide safe and convenient parking in a beautiful campus facility.
Project Team: Rich and Associates, Inc., Parking Consultant; Paradigm Architecture, Architect; West Virginia University Design Construction, Other
Best Design of a Parking Structure with 800 or More Spaces
Award of Excellence: Colorado State University Lake Street Parking Garage, Fort Collins, CO, Colorado State University, Owner. (The Lake Street Parking Garage at CSU also received an Honorable Mention for this project in the Architectural Achievement Category.)
Project Team: Colorado State University Parking Services, Carl Walker, Inc., Parking Consultant Engineer, H+L Architecture, Architect
Award of Merit: Mineta San Jose International Airport CONRAC, San Jose, Calif.Mineta San Jose Int’l Airport, Owner
Project Team: TranSystems, Architect, Watry Design, Inc., Structural Engineer Parking Planner, Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Contractor
Innovation in a Parking Operation or Program
Award of Excellence: Click and Park, a Division of Standard Parking, Chicago, Ill Click and Park, Owner
Award of Merit: Parking and Transportation Services at the University of California at Irvine, Irvine, Calif.Parking and Transportation Services at UCI, Owner
Project Team: Ron Fleming, Director of Parking and Transportation Services, with Wendell Brase, Paige Macias, Jennifer Cartnal, Dina Ochoa, Andre Gaines
Honorable Mention: SPokesSM Bicycle Lending Program, Chicago, Ill.Standard Parking Corporation, Owner
Project Team: Nationwide Arena District
Best Parking Facility Rehabilitation or Restoration
Award of Excellence: Durham Centre Parking Deck Rehabilitation, Durham, NC City of Durham, NC, Dept of General Services, Owner
Project Team: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Design Consultant Engineer, SGE Solutions, PC, MEPFP Design Consultant, Craig Davis Properties, Inc., Developer/Construction Manager
Award of Merit: Royal University Hospital Parkade Garage Complex, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Saskatoon Health Region, Owner
Project Team: Walter P Moore Associates, Engineer, Vector Construction Ltd., Other
Honorable Mention: City of York Market Street, York, Pa. The City of York General Authority, Owner
Project Team: Murphy and Dittenhafer Architects, Architect, Carl Walker, Inc., Design Consultant, Engineer Parking Consultant, Schlenger/Pitz Associates, Inc., MEP, Engineers
Rather than demolish the 40-year-old Market Street Parking Structure, the City of York General Authority embarked on a major renovation – one that involved functional, structural and waterproofing design elements; a new building façade; and mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades. The $4.1 million project breathed new life into the facility, which housed 2,500 square feet of retail in addition to providing parking for 450 vehicles. In just 16 months, the team accomplished concrete repairs to shore up floor surfaces, sealing and waterproofing of all parking surfaces, operational improvements to create a more user/vehicle-friendly facility and multiple aesthetic enhancements. Modifications to the original unused plaza area along Market Street created potential office/retail space for the city.
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