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The Parking Consultants Council: Paving the Way for Innovation

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Watry Design has always been at the forefront of parking design and innovation. Throughout our history, present and future, our team members not only belong to various organizations that support our client's interests and champion parking, but also significantly contribute to committees that publish on trends, best practices and code. One of the organizations we have a long standing relationship with is National Parking Association’s Parking Consultants Council, known as the PCC. This group is comprised of a prestigious group of architects, engineers, consultants, system providers and contractors that foster information sharing, develop best practices and produce premier publications on parking. Currently, three of our experts are contributing through the Council's efforts.

As the Vice Chair of the PCC, John Purinton, a Watry Design Principal, contributed several chapters to the latest edition of The Dimensions of Parking, "the book" to read for planning, designing, financing, building, and operating parking structure best practices. Licensed in seven states, John brings over 25 years of experience in parking structure design and renovation to the Council. He has written and spoken extensively on industry topics such as structural systems, subterranean parking structure design and seismic analysis.

As Chair of the PCC’s Automated Committee, David LoCoco, a Watry Design Principal, brings his recognized expertise in automated parking solutions to the Council. With over 35 years of experience and a deep passion for parking, David is a contributor to the current edition of The Dimensions of Parking and has both written and spoken on parking automation and parking technologies.

Michael Johnson, a Watry Design Associate Principal, is a member of the PCC and part of the committee working in partnership with the Urban Land Institute on a new edition of Shared Parking, which focuses on right sizing parking for mixed-use developments. Having led or contributed to over 150 parking and design projects, Michael brings over 25 years of experience and his expertise in shared parking to the Council.

About the Authors

John Purinton, SE has been creating parking solutions for over 25 years. John is a licensed engineer in 7 states. He is responsible for the design of over 125 parking projects and leads parking structure design for the firm. Currently the Vice Chair of NPA's Parking Consultant’s Council, John was a contributor to the latest edition of The Dimensions of Parking and has both written and spoken on design build delivery and the cost of parking structures.

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Tapping 35 years of experience and a deep passion for parking, David is responsible for the design of over 300 parking projects for the firm ranging from complex podium parking solutions with towers above to stand-alone office campus or mixed-use solutions. He has contributed to the new edition of The Dimensions of Parking and has both written and spoken on designing efficient parking, parking automation and parking technologies.

As Chair of the Parking Consultant's Council Automated Committee, David is a recognized expert in automated parking solutions and leads Watry Design's automated parking projects. From mechanical parking solutions to semi and fully automatic systems, he investigates the latest and best innovations the industry has to offer and applies them to his clients' projects.

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Michael Johnson has over 30 years of experience in architecture with over 15 years dedicated to the parking industry. He has led or contributed to over 150 parking and design projects. As an Associate Principal for Watry Design, Inc., Michael leads the firm’s Dallas, TX office and champions the firm’s continued growth throughout Texas with projects. Michael is an active member of the National Parking Association's Parking Consultants Council, the Texas Parking Association and the American Association of Airport Executives. He has penned and spoken on a number of industry topics, such as Programming for Airports, Medical Centers and Higher Education.

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