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NPA Annual Conference, October 22-25, 2018 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

At this year's National Parking Association Annual Convention, Watry Design will explore the impact of cutting edge parking technology with two exciting panels. Don't miss your opportunity to learn more about how parking is adapting to the changing landscape and enhancing the user experience.  

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Watry Design Principal David LoCoco and Senior Project Manager Michael Johnson will be part of a panel exploring mechanical and automated parking solutions and how they can clear developmental hurdles. They'll walk you through The Douglas Apartments, a development in Kansas that solved challenges posed by budgetary restraints and height restrictions by implementing a mechanical lift system that provides nearly three times the amount of parking over what could have been achieved in the same area by traditional methods.

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Principal John Purinton and Associate Principal Michael Pendergrass will be on hand as part of a panel dedicated to parking technology and its impact on the passenger experience at the new San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Parking Plaza. Discover how parking guidance, adaptable PARCS systems and mobile app integration are taking the stress out of flying. 

We'll see you there! 

About the Authors

John Purinton, SE has been creating parking solutions for over 25 years. John is a licensed engineer in 8 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 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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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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