Carl Walker, Inc. wins the IPI Award
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — Carl Walker, Inc., a nationally recognized consultant
in the parking industry, recently won the International Parking Institute’s
(IPI) Award of Merit for its Library Lane Underground Parking Structure
located in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The 745-space Library Lane parking structure is part of a redevelopment
project that includes new parking spaces, water mains, electrical capacity
upgrades, a service alley, a new midblock street, and extensive street
improvements. The site has been designed to accommodate different types of
future development atop the parking structure, including a civic plaza,
surface parking lot, pedestrian-friendly roadway or a potential 20-story
building. The parking structure design features an enhanced wayfi nding
system, natural light, segregated pedestrian access, and vehicular express
The Green Parking Council (GPC) previously awarded this structure as a “GPC
Demonstrator Site,” a parking facility whose owners committed to utilizing
environmentally-responsible technologies and practices. Sustainable features
include energy-effi cient lighting, natural light below ground by utilizing
“light cannons,” reuse of excavated soil, electric vehicle charging
stations, recycled concrete materials, admixtures and rebar, and on-site
storm water detention.
Recognized as one of the most respected and experienced companies in the
parking industry, Carl Walker, Inc. operates seven offices nationwide that
specialize in parking planning, parking structure design and the restoration
of parking structures, plazas and facades.