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Shaping Tomorrow's Parking with Today's Innovations

In a future dominated by the driverless car, most see an urban landscape where public space replaces street and on grade parking, with a gradual decrease in the need for structured parking. However without knowing for certain how or when parking demand will shift in the future, Watry Design is leveraging three principle concepts to assist our clients in shaping their parking today, as well as for the future. 

Image of Shaping Tomorrow's Parking with Today's Innovations Valet, mechanical and automated design solutions can densify parking and incorporate design elements that are compatible with adaptive reuse.

The advent of driverless cars won’t eliminate the need for parking, but it is changing the way we think about it. Explore the links below to learn more about how Watry Design is using today’s innovations to shape tomorrow’s parking.

About the Authors

Michael Pendergrass, AIA, a licensed architect in 6 states, has over 15 years of experience in delivering parking solutions and nearly 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 Pennsylvania Parking Association and other organizations. 

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Jess McInerney, SE has been creating parking solutions for over 20 years. He is a licensed engineer in 5 states. Jess is responsible for the design of over 125 parking projects and leads parking structure design for the firm. An active member in the Urban Land Institute, Jess has both written and spoken on the future of parking, the cost of designing for adaptive reuse, mixed-use parking, below grade parking and the integration of Photovoltaics into parking structures. 

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