The International Parking Institute Announces Winners of 2011 Awards of Excellence Competition

The International Parking Institute (IPI) has recognized 12 of the industry's outstanding parking facilities and operations with its 2011 Awards of Excellence, noting common threads of innovation, efficiency, eco- and user-friendliness, cost-savings and collaboration among its winners.
Award winners in the 29th annual competition ranged from Chicago's first and only eco-friendly parking facility to the online reservation system that managed public busing for the multi-venue 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

"Our 2011 winners serve as models for overcoming the myriad challenges facing the parking industry today, including overtaxed and outdated systems, increased use, and limited funding and resources, " said IPI Executive Director Shawn Conrad, CAE. "Whether they have rehabilitated aging facilities or addressed parking issues with innovative alternatives, these projects all have advanced the industry and improved the future of their communities."

Award categories included architectural achievement, best design of parking facilities with less than and more than 800 spaces, innovation in programs and operations, and rehabilitation/restoration. Winners were selected by a panel of judges representing architects, parking corporations, and city, airport and university officials.

The projects receiving top honors, awards of merit and honorable mentions are as follows:

Award for Architectural Achievement

Award of Excellence
Greenway Self Park, Chicago, IL

Award of Merit
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - Rental Car Center, Atlanta, GA

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Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 Spaces

Award of Excellence
Greenway Self Park, Chicago, IL, River North Self Park, LLC

Award of Merit
Tampa Port Authority Channelside Parking Garage, Tampa, Fla.

Honorable Mention
Mountaineer Station, Morgantown, WV

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Best Design of a Parking Structure with 800 or More Spaces

Award of Excellence
Colorado State University Lake Street Parking Garage, Fort Collins, CO

Award of Merit
Mineta San Jose International Airport CONRAC, San Jose, CA

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Innovation in a Parking Operation or Program

Award of Excellence
Click and Park, a Division of Standard Parking, Chicago, Ill.

Award of Merit
Parking and Transportation Services at the University of California at Irvine, Irvine, Calif.

Honorable Mention
SPokesSM Bicycle Lending Program, Chicago, IL

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Best Parking Facility Rehabilitation or Restoration

Award of Excellence
Durham Centre Parking Deck Rehabilitation, Durham, NC

Award of Merit
Royal University Hospital Parkade Garage Complex, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Honorable Mention
City of York Market Street, York, PA

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About The International Parking Institute

Founded in 1962, the International Parking Institute is the world's largest trade association representing parking professionals and the parking industry. Members include professionals from cities, port authorities, civic centers, academic institutions, hospitals, airports, theme parks, corporate complexes, race tracks, transit and transportation agencies, convention and sports centers, architects, engineers, financial consultants, urban planners, commercial parking operators and suppliers of equipment, products and services to the parking and transportation industry.
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