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Parking Design Leader Watry Design, Inc. Promotes Key Staff to Associate Principals and Associate Director

November 02, 2022




Parking Design Leader Watry Design, Inc. Promotes Key Staff to Associate Principals and Associate Director

Watry Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotions of three individuals to Associate Principals and one to Associate Director. The firm aspires to recognize those who go above and beyond, and these long-time employees are exemplary models of our company’s core values.


Taylor Kim, AIA, LEED® AP, Associate Principal, Parksmart Advisor, started her career with Watry Design in 2007. Named one of the National Parking Association’s 40 Under 40, Taylor is dedicated to developing innovative solutions for her clients. She has led the design of parking solutions for landmark projects such as The Rise in Cupertino and the California Avenue Parking Structure in Palo Alto, and is a member of the Parking Consultants’ Council.


Anita Gupta, SE, Associate Principal, has been with Watry Design for 19 years and has extensive experience in parking structure design and renovation. Anita’s passion for parking can be seen in projects such as the Mineta San Jose International Airport ConRAC & Economy Parking Structures and the award-winning San Jose State University South Campus Multi-Level Parking Structure. In addition to delivering on the expectations of her clients, Anita heads the firm’s Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee.


Gordon Knowles, Associate Principal, brought over 20 years of experience in architecture when he joined Watry Design in 2016. Working tirelessly to design parking that meets clients’ specific needs, Gordon has led the design of parking solutions for high profile clients such as Workday and VTA. Currently, he is working to improve the patient experience at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.


Hyong-gi Jeon, AIA, LEED® AP, Associate Director, has been with Watry Design since 2004 and is committed to achieving the goals of his clients. In addition to full parking structure design for high profile campuses such as Pathline Park, Hyong-gi has extensive experience solving parking challenges with innovative solutions such as mechanical and automated parking systems.

Watry Design: Mineta San Jose International Airport Opens New Parking Structure

July 15, 2021




Watry Design: Mineta San Jose International Airport Opens New Parking Structure



Much-anticipated new parking has come to Mineta San Jose International Airport with the opening of the new Economy Lot Parking Structure on July 1.

This marks completion of the first phase of a three-phase transformation of the long-term economy lot that will ultimately provide up to 6,000 additional parking stalls.

The five-story garage sited on the southwest corner of the economy lot was delivered by the Hensel Phelps | Watry Design team.

The 1,150 stall garage provides convenient parking for air travelers with a direct shuttle connection to the airport.


TagMaster North America and Watry Design, Inc. Partner for Luxurious Condo Parking at Parc on Powell in Emeryville, California

August 16, 2017

TagMaster North America and Watry Design, Inc. Partner for Luxurious Condo Parking at Parc on Powell in Emeryville, California


TACOMA, WA | August, 2017 – TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of identification solutions installed 2.45 GHz microwave LR series readers for high rise condominiums with ground floor retail shops looking to streamline their parking process for both their residents and retail visitors. Equity residential developers realized that it would be difficult to provide parking access to both condo owners and retail shoppers in a parking dense and limited space environment. An answer was needed to offer convenient parking for the retail shoppers, while not compromising access to secure and appointed spaces for the residents. With their combined expertise and experience, TagMaster North America and Watry Design, Inc. teamed up and successfully integrated a hands-free, long range access control solution for the Parc on Powell luxury condominiums.



“The solution needed to be efficient enough to cater to residents who were familiar with the technology and put priority on timely entry and exit while also being user friendly to visitors who may have never used the garage before,” said Watry Design Associate Principal Matt Davis. “A system that utilized both RFID and pay stations offered the perfect combination to satisfy each user group.” By implementing TagMaster’s LR 6 readers and MarkTag MeMs, the long range reading allowed residents to open the gate from 20 feet away, while the retail shoppers have to stop and acquire a ticket. The residents are then able to access their secure, designated parking space through a roll down gate that is activated by the same RFID tag. This solution preserves the convenience and security for the residents at Parc on Powell, while still allowing nearby businesses to flourish by providing retail shoppers the ease of parking.

“The forwarding thinking team at Watry took advantage of the over 20 year experience of TagMaster RFID Solutions in the parking and vehicle access industry once again for Equity Residential developers,” commented Ali Khaksar, President of TagMaster North America, Inc. “Parc on Powell residents are able to conveniently and reliably gain garage access while maintaining security and improving the parking experience. As parking spaces become more premium, trusted TagMaster Identification systems continue to be a household name.”

TagMaster North America is the leading provider of Identification Solutions, offering dual platforms of long-range Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition / Automatic License Plate Recognition (ANPR/ALPR) along with stand-alone and customizable software solutions. Collective technologies provide convenient and reliable platforms for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) and Rail-Bound applications throughout the Americas. TagMaster North America’s breadth of Identification Solutions are able to increase security, decrease environmental impact and add value to actualize and simplify vehicle access control for a wide array of projects.

For more information on TagMaster products, support and services, visit www.TagMasterNA.com or contact us at info@TagMasterNA.com | P: 253-238-1421