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LAX Economy Parking Structure Wins International Parking & Mobility Institute Award

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2022 IPMI Awards of Excellence winners exemplify creativity, future-thinking, and a commitment to mobility and sustainability.

The LAX Economy Parking Structure was recognized by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) with an Award of Merit in Stand Alone Parking Facility Design, placing it among the industry’s top programs. IPMI Awards of Excellence showcase outstanding parking and transportation facilities and innovative programs to further the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. Entries are reviewed by a panel of expert judges from every segment of the parking, mobility, and transportation industry and ranked across a wide spectrum of criteria.

“This year’s awards winners showcase creativity, innovation, sustainability, and a commitment to the future of transportation and mobility,” said IPMI CEO Shawn D. Conrad, CAE. “Their attention to excellence benefits both their operations and their local communities, and it’s an honor to recognize and celebrate these projects and organizations.”

The LAX Economy Parking Structure is the first of three major components of Los Angeles World Airport’s (LAWA) massive $5.5 billion landside project known as the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). The goal of the project is to address chronic traffic congestion at the world’s third busiest airport and elevate the passenger experience.

“The Swinerton, Watry Design, Gensler team and their utilization of Progressive Design-Build delivered a facility that provides the red-carpet experience we were looking for,” says Jake Adams, Deputy Director of the LAMP project.

The 4,300 stall parking facility serves as a mobility hub offering travelers convenient access to LAX via the new Automated People Mover, which will open in 2023. A number of features and amenities designed to enhance the guest experience were incorporated into the design, such as a Meet and Greet space, public restrooms, escalators, expanded lightwells that capitalize on the Los Angeles’ 284 days of sunshine a year, stylized light fixtures and enhanced pedestrian paths where guests meander through landscaped planters.

"LAX Economy Parking is a historic marker of progress in the midst of a once-in-a-generation transformation at the airport — bringing travelers a state-of-art facility that will help reduce congestion, enable our airport to realize its full potential, and continue to create a more seamless travel experience for millions of Angelenos and visitors," says Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Learn more about the project.

More details on this year’s award winners can be found in the June Issue of Parking & Mobility magazine. They will be honored in-person at the 2022 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, July 24-27 in New Orleans, LA.