Implementing the next phase of International Parking Designs long-term transition plan, Don Marks, AIA, LEEP AP has been appointed to the position of President of the company. Previous president, Cliff Smith, will shift roles into the CEO Position.
Don joined IPD in 1997 and has previously served as Senior Vice President in charge of IPDs Irvine office. Although continuing his presence in Irvine, his new role will also involve oversight of day-to-day operations for the entire company. A licensed architect in multiple states, Dons primary focus has been on structured parking design for the last 15 years. Working under the tutelage of past presidents Chuck Boldon, Dilip Nandwana and Cliff Smith, Dons expertise in parking has been shaped by some of the best in the industry. Joining the company in 1985, Cliff served as IPD President since 2005 and will now step into the position of Chief Executive Officer. With over 25 years of parking experience, he has achieved a reputation with clients and within the profession for creativity and excellence with parking design projects throughout the United States and Internationally. Cliff will continue to work with his existing clients as well as play an active role in ongoing mentoring of IPD staff. His new role will also involve working with the Board of Directors to develop strategies for identifying and pursuing new markets, new projects, refining the company culture and team building. IPD is an architectural firm that specializes in planning, design and consulting for parking structures. Through three offices, the firm serves diverse clients within the corporate, commercial, education, healthcare, transportation, and public markets. IPD is committed to innovative design, value and focused expertise in parking design through over 40 years of dedicated work. Nationally recognized for award-winning design, IPD is committed to achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction by delivering quality, efficiency and value.