MICHAEL P. ALBERS, PE WALKER PARKING CONSULTANTS Lead Parking Consultant
Michael Albers is a Vice President of Walker Parking Consultants focusing on park- ing consulting assignments in the United States and abroad. Prior to accepting this current assignment, he was the Managing Principal of the Philadelphia, Pennsylva- nia office and Chief Engineer of Walker’s Indianapolis, Indiana office. Mr. Albers has been involved in the project management and design of hundreds of parking related projects since joining Walker Parking Consultants in 1984. He has participated in all aspects of parking including parking feasibility studies, site analysis studies, park- ing structure design projects and parking structure facility appraisals. He has per- formed and supervised these services for a variety of clients in the corporate health care, commercial, governmental and educational areas. Mike has a thorough under- standing of all aspects related to the design and restoration of multi-level parking facilities. Previously, Mr. Albers was employed by Bechtel Power Corporation of Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to structural engineering on nuclear and fossil fuel pow- er plants, he was an Administrative and Technical Supervisor to eight engineers.
EDUCATION Master of Science of Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1980 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1978
REGISTRATIONS Registered Professional Engineer (Michigan)
REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS Market Square Garage, Harrisburg, PA Parking Consultant for the Market Square Garage, located in downtown Harrisburg, was delivered via a fast track Design-Build deliver system in only ten months from the actual award. The eight-story facility, which provides parking for 563 vehicles, is considered a gateway to the capital city’s central business district. The architectural treatment of the parking facility took its clues from the adjacent landmark historical church. The façade incorporates a horizontal combination of buff-brownish-gray pre- cast panels alternating between bands of brick and highlights of light pre-cast.
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Parking Consultant to Princeton University for the construction if a new parking structure. This 742 space parking structure provides parking for faculty and staff during the week and for special events during evenings and weekends for their adjacent hockey arena and theater. A “Princeton orange” glass bus shelter was constructed to protect people from the weather while they wait for the campus shuttle bus to take them to their destination. The functional design is an end-to-end helix with the up- bound path closest to the main stair/elevator tower. The down-bound path is located at the far end to minimize vehicles interacting with pedestrians as the driver departs
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY