Choate Parking Consultants, Inc.
Exclusively specializing in parking planning and design, our staff of architectural professionals understands the unique fit of how parking buildings perform for patrons, integration of the campus architectural vernacular while remaining budget sensitive.
To achieve that balance of function, aesthetic and economy some basic tenets must be thought through. A properly designed parking building provides clear and separate differences of vehicular & pedestrian circulation needs and pedestrian experiences. Understanding user destination, maximizing flat floors, improving sight lines and developing a sense of safety/well-being for pedestrians are key. This is what we call “Design from the Inside ... Out.”
Parking, being the first and last experience patrons have, requires a keen and practical understanding of key ingredients:
• vehicular geometries appropriate for individual/different user needs,
• building systems that complement parking efficiencies,
• consideration of proper vertical illumination/lighting and
• actual structural components.
Unnecessary deviations from industry norms can change a project from one respecting the budget to one with increased costs. Properly engaging industry standards, “thinking like a contractor builds,” allows us to create more value.
Contact: Choate Parking Consultants, Inc.
16969 Von Karman Ave. Suite 230
Irvine, CA 92606
Goodale Street Garage
Downtown Columbus, OH.
The Goodale Street Garage is a 2-bay wide, cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete parking structure containing approximately 800 cars on 7 levels. It was designed to serve event parkers for the convention center, Nationwide Arena, the Short North entertainment district and the adjacent Hilton Hotel.
The design team focused on innovative architectural expression, green parking and adaptive reuse. The roof level event space, which provides spectacular views of downtown Columbus and has provisions for washrooms and catered events, can accommodate overflow event space from the convention center. The parking deck was designed to allow for future retail on the ground level and allows for nearly half of the building’s footprint to be utilized differently in the future. A pedestrian bridge connects the 3rd level of the garage direction to the convention center. DESMAN is the Parking Consultant and Engineer of Record. NBBJ Architects, in Columbus, is the Architect of Record
20 N. Clark Street, 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60602
The Marlyn Group
A Different Approach.
Holding over four decades of combined experience in the parking industry, Marlyn Group offers proven, real-world solutions that get results in a time that requires agile business teams.
Our search process is driven by deep industry insight and fine-tuned recruitment tools. We begin by listening to your unique needs and targeting the best new talent to be part of your team. The responsiveness and breadth of our professional network drives an efficient, successful placement process.
Consulting shouldn’t be a dirty word. Our people-performance metrics illuminate what’s working and what’s not; our specialized knowledge and experience help us see why from an unbiased perspective. When we place the best people in the right roles and then shape those individuals into a highly functioning team, we produce sustainable, better results.
979 High Street, Suite 200
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Phone: 800 825-6310
Fax: 800 825-6310
The Consulting Engineers Group, Inc.®
-(Parking garage Architect/Engineer/Parking Consultant)
Lohan Anderson (Master Plan/Architect of Record)
Power Construction (General Contractor) .
CityGate Centre is a vibrant mixed-use development located
in Naperville, Illinois. Combining the best of city life with a prestigious suburban location, CityGate Centre provides premier opportunities for the most discerning business, retail, professional, and restaurant tenants.
Located on a 31 acre campus, CityGate Centre’s master plan includes three parking garages totaling more than 3,000 parking spaces. CEG is the architect and engineer of record for all three garages. The six story, phase one, garage was completed in 2008 and currently serves office, hotel, and retail clientele. The phase two garage, also six stories, has been permitted and awaits the start of construction. When completed, the three garages will combine for nearly one million square feet of parking serving the entire CityGate campus.
Contact: Greg Leean
Walker Parking Consultants
South Parking Structure
Ohlone College, Fremont, California.
Walker Parking Consultants provided functional design, parking consulting and structural design for this 906 space 5-level cast-in-place concrete parking structure, utilizing the design-build project delivery system. The parking structure rises naturally, following the unique sloping terrain of the Ohlone campus. This permits greater pedestrian and vehicular accessibility and provides centralized parking at the ground elevation of the core academic buildings. Sustainable features include exterior wood accents fabricated from recycled rice husks, carpool parking for students, bike racks, and EV charging stations. Unique artwork decorates the interior spaces and bold graphics at stair/elevator locations provide floor-to-floor wayfinding. A parking guidance system assists patrons to find available parking quickly, improves the efficiency and management of parking on campus and lowers vehicle emissions by reducing traffic congestion. These innovations, as well as the beauty of the design features, resulted in the South Parking Structure receiving the 2013 Community College Facility Coalition’s Professional Design Award.
505 Davis Road
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 800 860-1579
Tim Haahs The Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo.
America’s first zoo recently opened the Centennial District Intermodal Transportation Center. TimHaahs worked with Pennoni Associates, BLT Architects, Urban Engineers and Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson on the 683-space parking facility, serving Philadelphia Zoo visitors, as well as the adjacent Centennial District.
As one of Philadelphia’s largest cultural attractions, the Zoo has made an important commitment to the future of this important landmark, as well as an investment in the improvement and revitalization of the surrounding community. The $24 Million project will significantly benefit visitors, neighboring cultural attractions, and the Centennial and Parkside communities by making the areas near and around the Zoo safer for pedestrians and vehicles, while improving traffic flow and parking.
TimHaahs provided parking planning and design, as well as full architectural documentation and structural engineering for the stand-alone parking facility. The facility also includes a pedestrian ramp overlooking the upgraded plaza for a higher level of service for families that visit the zoo. This facility recognizes the Centennial District’s anticipated future growth, as it will prove to be an integral part of the district’s revitalization and development.
Contact: Megan Leinart
550 Township Line Rd., Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Walter P Moore
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Garages.
The UT Southwestern Medical Center Visitor’s Parking Garage is a four level, 555 space garage located on the UT Southwestern campus in Dallas, Texas. The facility feeds the upper levels via a centrally located park on ramp system. The ramping location allows the use of a dedicated valet parking area on the south side of the first level. All other visitors can park elsewhere on level one and on the remaining three levels.
The UT Southwestern Medical Center Employee Parking Garage is a six level 611 space parking facility. The western side of the garage is a curvilinear edge, thus giving the garage an architecturally pleasing façade facing the street. But, because of this curved edge, the ramp is located along the eastern edge to maximize ramp length and thus minimize ramp slope. Helping improve throughput and accessibility, the garage has entrance/exit points in the northwest, southwest and southeast corners of the garage.
Contact: Walter P. Moore
1301 McKinney, 11th floor
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 800 364-7300
We Buy Parking.
Are you looking for an exit? Next Parking makes exit strategies happen. We work quickly and creatively to structure acquisitions to achieve maximum value for the seller. We are a market leader with a wealth of experience in the industry and over $240 million of parking asset acquisitions across the country.
We Provide Consulting
We Unlock Hidden Value. Next Parking provides consulting services and asset management for owners from coast to coast. We apply innovative approaches to drive bottom-line improvements. Whether you own a multi-location portfolio or a single parking lot - we can help.
400 Skokie Blvd., Suite 800
Northbrook, IL 60062
CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.
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The Baltimore County Revenue Authority (BCRA) sought CMA’s assistance to develop a highly flexible financial model for a new urban parking garage serving a proposed mixed-use development in Towson, MD. Using a comprehensive shared parking analysis and a host of user-programmable variables, CMA enabled Authority executives to easily calculate the effects on revenue, expense and debt-service levels from alternative development configurations, funding assumptions and land use absorption scenarios. Through its highly flexible model, CMA has helped BCRA realize a much stronger outcome for the garage’s bondholders and the Authority’s bottom line.
To stretch its existing parking resources, Carnegie Mellon University retained CMA through a competitive process to develop a long term strategy for university parking operations. By evaluating existing and future demand, possibilities for new parking rates, technologies, costs, locations and supply, CMA will be helping to ensure the university’s parking supply remains in sync and in shape, ensuring financial sustainability and maximizing parking availability well into the future.
Contact: CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.
1600 Market Street, 26th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7219
Carl Walker, Inc.
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
This project was completed in support of a new, replacement terminal building for the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport as well as continuing airport growth. The parking structure provides 1,200 self-park spaces directly across from the new terminal as well as a 400 space consolidated rental car operation on the ground level. A new rental car Customer Service Building (CSB) is also part of the project, anchoring the front face of the parking structure as it faces the terminal. Inclusive with this are new steel and glass framed pedestrian canopies which link the garage and CSB to the terminal.
Reconfigured and expanded surface parking lots are also included in the project, totaling over 1,500 cars. A new parking access and revenue control system for the entire airport, parking operations office, exit plaza and parking guidance system for enhanced user comfort are also integrated into the design. This project began construction in the summer of 2013 and was completed in 2015.
Contact: Carl Walker, Inc.
5136 Lovers Lane, Suite 200
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49002