security, parking equipment, traffic flow, maintenance, restoration, and more. Its extensive knowledge base provides them with a good under- standing of the needs and requirements of its clients. Cost-effective parking solutions are not just a design exercise; it is Walker’s passion and chief concern. As testimony to its expertise, five members of its staff authored a textbook entitled PARKING STRUCTURES: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Repair. Now in its third edition, many industry experts consider this book the single best source of information on parking facilities. Walker Parking Consultants is in the business of identifying problems and recommending solutions for all parking issues. Walker’s full range of consulting services runs the gamut from initial fea- sibility studies through final design. A staff of more than 250 profes- sionals, many with international experience, enables it to begin adding value immediately. Local codes and customs and the knowledge of lo- cally manufactured products are not “learning curve” issues for them. Walker currently uses a host of technologies to help aid in the area of project delivery among its clients and partners. These technologies include Web-based project communication software for the develop- ment and design of projects all the way through construction. Commu- nication tools such as these allow the entire project team to work bet- ter, collaborate, and help each other meet schedules by staying up to date and resolving issues quickly when the need arises. Walker Parking Consultants’ history with sustainable design is rooted in thirty years of design experience, providing structures that require less maintenance are more durable, ultimately using less future material and resources. Staff members are LEED certified. Walker Parking Consultants is the only Parking Consultant in Engineering News Record’s Top Design Firms (ranked 203 out of 500) and Building Design and Construction’s Gi- ants 300 (ranked 16 out of 50 in the Engineer/ Architects category).
Project examples include: Township of West Windsor Parking Consult- ing, West Windsor, NJ; Princeton University Parking Structure (742 spaces), Princeton, NJ; Princeton Theological Seminary Parking Struc- ture (247 spaces), Princeton, NJ; New Jersey Transit Metropark Station Parking Study (3,559 spaces), Woodbridge, NJ; Burke Virginia Railway Express Station Expansion (1,270 spaces), Springfield, VA; Franco- nia Springfield Metro Station/WMATA, Springfield, VA; Grosvenor Metro Station/WMATA (1,484 spaces), North Bethesda, MD; Hunter’s Branch Condominium/Beazer Homes (540 spaces), Hunter, VA; Bank Street/Department of Building Construction (1,112 spaces), Trenton, NJ; FBI Consulting (400 spaces), Trenton, NJ; City of Hazelton Inter- modal Study, Hazelton, PA; Montgomery County Underground Plaza (388 spaces), Bethesda, MD; New Jersey Development Site/State of New Jersey Parking Study, Red Bank, NJ; Shady Grove Metro Facil-
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY