How can an efficient parking design provide the opportunities to strategically allocate monies elsewhere?

5 years ago by in Functional Design

When designed properly, an efficient parking garage will incorporate as many spaces as
possible, on the smallest footprint size allowable. Reducing the footprint of a parking facility can significantly reduce initial construction costs and in turn reduce future maintenance costs.

Not only does an effective functional design result in the development of a more efficient, safe, and pleasant experience for others, but it will also save money that can be used towards project improvements, such as:

  • Aesthetic architectural enhancements like metal facades, LED screens, vibrant lighting, and themed signage.
  • Pedestrian user comforts such as enhanced lobby and elevator towers designs, increased security features, and EV charging stations.
  • Additional revenue generation installations, such as mixed-use spaces, or even alternative energy solutions such as solar and wind power generating systems.

*Federal, State, and Local codes govern most of these requirements and should be thoroughly investigated. Data presented herein should be considered guidelines only.  For more specific information and assistance with implementation of these guidelines, please contact TimHaahs via email at