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Michael Pendergrass, AIA, LEED® AP, Parksmart Advisor

Michael Pendergrass, AIA, a licensed architect in 9 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, such as the San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Parking Plaza, have received recognition from the International Parking & Mobility Institute and other organizations. 

As a Principal for Watry Design, Inc., Michael leads the firm's Long Beach, CA, office and champions the firm's continued growth in Southern California. Michael is an active participant in the Design Build Institute of America, the International Parking & Mobility Institute and the Community College Facility Coalition.

“Watry Design has developed a unique, collaborative process that empowers our architects, engineers and parking planners to provide a holistic approach to parking solutions,” says Michael. “The benefit of this approach to our clients is a better user experience, a smoother design and construction process and often reduced project costs.”


Bachelor of Arts in Architecture


  • Architect (#C31381), CA (12/11/07)
  • Architect (#26350), TX (5/8/17)
  • Architect (#9575), WA (8/7/08)
  • Architect (#031345), NY (7/6/06)
  • Architect (#12015), OR (6/14/18)
  • Architect (#7922), NV (7/6/18)
  • Architect (#7922), HI (8/17/18)
  • Architect (#11454014-0301), UT (9/26/19)
  • Architect (#00407892), (4/28/23)
  • NCARB Certified (#91453), (5/18/18)
  • DBIA Accredited (#D-2607), (7/20/18)
  • Parksmart Advisor


  • American Institute of Architects
  • US Green Building Council
  • Design Build Institute
  • International Parking & Mobility Institute
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • California Mobility & Parking Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering
  • Community College Facility Coalition
  • Parksmart (formerly the Green Parking Council)

Watry Design Leadership