Entries are now being accepted for the International Parking Institute’s 30th Annual Awards of Excellence Competition recognizing outstanding achievement in parking facility design and architecture. The competition is regarded as the highest award in the parking profession. The complete Awards of Excellence Entry Packet is now available at www.parking.org/aoe.
Past winners have included notable parking garages in cities, retail complexes, corporate headquarters, airports, commercial buildings, public institutions, universities, sports complexes, among others. The awards are open to public agencies, jurisdictions, institutions, organizations or corporations which own parking facilities completed or renovated since January 1, 2009.
The top award honors architectural achievement. Two new categories have been added to honor sustainable parking and transportation design excellence and noteworthy design and implementation of a surface parking lot. The competition offers seven categories, with a top winner and award of merit possible, in each: I. Best design of a parking facility with fewer than 800 spaces II. Best design of a parking facility with 800 or more spaces III. Best design/implementation of a surface parking lot
IV. Best innovation in a parking operation/program, including innovation that involves making existing parking facilities or programs more sustainable
V. Best parking facility rehabilitation or restoration
VI. Award for newly-built facilities incorporating sustainable parking/transportation design excellence VII. Award of architectural achievement
Entries may be submitted online no later than Friday, December 16, 2011. Entry fees, rules, regulations and judging criteria are outlined in the official entry brochure at www.parking.org/aoe.