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Planning and Design for the Future

Parking Design Group takes a state-of-the-art approach to parking lot design, as well as multi-level parking facility planning and design. The result is that optimum functionality is achieved through individual space management which conveys availability to patrons in real time. Past design methods were based on inefficient search patterns and a long-standing, pervasive “musical chairs” approach to parking management. As parking experts, Parking Design Group is deeply involved in all design phases, including Conceptual Design, Schematic Design (SD), Design Development (DD), and Construction Documents (CD) phases.

  • Conceptual Design
    In the Conceptual Design phase, the groundwork is established for development of a truly sustainable facility. This is accomplished by ensuring the facility is sized, sited and configured in the most efficient manner possible, both for near-term and future functionality. Transparent communication between the architect and the parking consultant is of utmost importance in the development of the Conceptual Design phase, as well as in all other phases of design. This includes geotechnical, structural, construction type, user group information and land-use limitations/factors.
  • Schematic Design
    In this phase, Parking Design Group begins to plan in more detail as it relates to column grid placement, establishing floor-to-floor heights and floor slab spot elevations to ensure positive drainage. In addition, individual space sensors, guidance systems, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, autonomous vehicle travel patterns, etc., are all considered and included in the Schematic Design phase and planning process.
  • Design Development Phase
    In the Design Development phase, Parking Design Group offers additional guidance in greater detail relating to setting spot elevations, ramp slopes, access control equipment layouts and specifications.
  • Construction Documents Phase
    During the Construction Documents phase, Parking Design Group provides design oversight to ensure that the original design intent is maintained throughout the remainder of the design development and construction process. It is the aim of Parking Design Group to positively contribute to the design and planning process where possible, by working closely with other design team disciplines to make realistic and value-added design refinements.