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Rich & Associates Plays Crucial Role in Completion of Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit’s Corktown Neighborhood

November 17, 2020

 

 

 

Rich & Associates Plays Crucial Role in Completion of Bedrock’s Assembly Garage

in Detroit’s Corktown Neighborhood

 

 

Southfield, MI (November 17, 2020)—Rich & Associates, the world’s oldest firm dedicated solely to parking, design, planning and management, was Architect of Record for Bedrock’s recently opened Assembly Garage – a 450 space parking structure with infrastructure in place for 8,500 sq. ft. of future ground level retail space.

 

The parking structure in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood supports newly renovated lofts, known as ‘The Assembly’ – a 160,000 sq. ft. mixed-use development offering residential, office and retail space.

 

“The expertise provided by Rich & Associates was critical to the construction of our Assembly Garage,” said Kevin Bopp, VP of Parking & Mobility at Bedrock. “They were a crucial part of our team; and the role they played in architectural, engineering, civil and parking design allowed us to develop a high-class garage from the ground up, offering some of the most advanced modern amenities to parking.”

 

Notably, the Assembly Garage features:

  • Bedrock’s first example of vertically stacked EV charging stations – an arrangement that allows for more strategic placement of EV charging, as opposed to the typical first floor grouping.
  • Flash access controls in the entry/exit lanes – one of the city’s first examples in publicly accessibly parking.

 

Additionally, the Assembly Garage recently housed an international collaboration between Bedrock, Ford, and Bosch to test the latest in automated valet parking – the first of its kind in the United States. Video of the test can be found online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8ZdVz8Te8.

 

“We are excited about the role we played in the development of this landmark parking structure, which provides extraordinary benefits to Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood,” said David Rich, vice president of Rich & Associates. “We are also thrilled that the garage is playing such an important role in the development of automated valet parking technology.”

 

The Assembly is a reformed four-story commercial building that was originally built in 1913, and which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

About Rich & Associates

Rich & Associates (R&A) is the nation’s foremost parking consulting firm, providing customized solutions for every type ofparking need.  Founded in 1963, Rich & Associates’ industry-leading role as planners, designers, developers, and operators comes from our focused expertise in the ever-changing field of parking and mobility. In keeping with our founding principles, we provide innovative approaches to all aspects of parking. Working as a cohesive team, while partnering with our clients, we deliver quality services and successful customized solutions to meet the unique needs of each parking project. Rich & Associates can be found online at www.richassoc.com.

 

Rich & Associates Names David Rich Vice President

June 18, 2020

 

 

 

Rich & Associates Names David Rich Vice President

 

 

 

Southfield, MI (June 18, 2020)—Rich & Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of David Rich to vice president. As vice president, David oversees the firm’s national business development efforts.

 

 

“David has been an integral part of the Rich & Associates team since 1986,” said Richard C. Rich, president of Rich & Associates. “He is a tremendous leader and he will continue to help lead our firm well into the future.”

 

A lifelong parking professional, David Rich joined Rich & Associates in 1986. In addition to overseeing hundreds of parking projects over the past 34 years, he also managed the firm’s business development efforts.

 

 

About Rich & Associates

Founded in 1963, Rich & Associates is the world’s oldest firm dedicated solely to parking design, planning, and management. The firm’s founder, Rich C. Rich is recognized as one of the parking industry’s most creative and innovative forces, and he helped create many design features that we take for granted today, including self-park garages, multi-use facilities, and mega-structures. His design of the first mega-structure at O’Hare Airport in Chicago was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. The firm can be found online at www.richassoc.com.