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San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Parking Plaza Receives DBIA National Award of Merit

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The Swinerton | Watry Design team was honored to receive a National Award of Merit in Aviation for the San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Parking Plaza at the 2019 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. 

The design-build team collaborated closely with stakeholders to deliver on the Airport's vision of a parking facility that would elevate the user experience. Featuring public art installations, technology designed to expedite the parking process and sustainable features that resulted in Parksmart Gold certification, the Parking Plaza provides nearly 2,700 structured stalls. 

The team overcame a number of challenges to deliver the Plaza ahead of schedule and under budget, including concealing miles of conduit within the concrete slab and developing an innovative foundation solution that not only mitigates up to 3" of soil liquefaction during an earthquake, but also saved over $2 million in construction costs. 

About the Authors

Derek Beaudoin, SE, a licensed California structural engineer, has been creating parking solutions for over 15 years. He has worked on over 50 parking projects. In addition to delivering projects to satisfied clients, Derek’s projects, such as the UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure and the UC San Diego Hopkins Parking Structure, have received recognition from the International Parking & Mobility Institute and other associations. Derek is an active participant in the Design Build Institute of America, the International Parking Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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Michael Pendergrass, AIA, a licensed architect in 8 states, has over 15 years of experience in delivering parking solutions and over 20 in the industry. He has worked on a wide variety of parking projects. In addition to delivering projects to satisfied clients, Michael’s projects have received recognition from the International Parking & Mobility Institute and other organizations. 

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