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Richard C. Rich

Innovative Design, Thorough Planning

Since 1963, Rich & Associates has been one of the nation's leading parking consultants, providing expert parking planning and design services to government agencies, medical and educational institutions, developers, architects, and contractors.

Our veteran staff makes it their responsibility to anticipate challenges, overcome obstacles and competently direct our client's projects from start to completion. We have a broad range of experience in the study and design of parking involving many diverse land uses.

Learn more or contact us to get started on your project.

What sets Rich & Associates apart is our ability to listen and respond to the needs of our clients. We listen to all the requirements and plan accordingly so that no detail is overlooked. Because of our vast experience in the development and management of parking, we are able to fully understand our clients’ needs.

Richard C. Rich, PE - President and Founder

Notable Historical Projects

  • Stanwix Autopark - Pittsburgh, PA. 1964

    • Services Provided: Functional Design, Architecture, Structural Engineering, and Construction Supervision
    • Parking Area: 280,000 sq. ft. a 700 Car Capacity
    • One of the first Mixed Use Garages of its kind
    • First Floor Retail Space
    • 10 Stories of Parking
    • Two Stories of Offices and a 12-Story Apartment Tower on top of the Parking Levels
    • 76-Foot Enclosed Pedestrian Bridge to Joseph Hornes Department Store
  • Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority Garage - Oklahoma City, OK. 1972

    • Services Provided: Functional Design, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Inspection
    • Parking Area: 525,000 sq. ft., a 1,500 Car Capacity
    • Project Included a See-Through, Glass-Enclosed Elevator Shaft Located 26 feet from the Parking Structure, Entered from a Glass-Enclosed Passage Way from the Garage
    • Enclosed Shopping Mall with 28,000 sq. ft. of Shops and Arcaded Store-Fronts to Provide Covered Walkways
    • Lightcore Provided area for Restaurant Seating
    • Underground Shipping and Receiving Services for Adjacent Office Building
    • Provisions for Parking for Adjacent Hotel
    • Structure Spans 3 Blocks
  • Century City Center Garage (Theme Building) - Los Angeles, CA. 1967

    • Services Provided: Parking Consulting & Functional Design for Architect Minoru Yamasaki & Associates
    • Parking Area: 2,416,176 sq. ft., a 6,000 Car Capacity
    • Largest Underground Garage at its time of Completion
    • A Six-Level Garage with 10 Entry Lanes and 17 Cashier Serviced Exits
    • Each Level Spans 14 Acres
    • This Facility is Part of a Complex including the Theme Building office Towers which have a Total Gross Area of 2.4 million sq. ft., and an Entertainment Center
  • O'Hare International Airport Garage - Chicago, IL. 1966

    • Services Provided: Parking Consulting, Programming, and Functional Design for Architect C.F. Murphy Associates
    • Parking Area: 3 Million sq. ft., a 10,000 Car Capacity encompassing 6 Levels of Parking
    • The Largest Above-Grade Single Parking Structure in the World at its time of Completion
    • Eight Concentric Spiral Ramp System, Four in and Four out
    • Expandable to 15,000 Cars
  • Riyadh International Airport Garage - Saudi Arabia, Mid '60s

    • Services Provided: Parking Consulting, Programming and Functional Design for Architect Minoru Yamasaki & Associates
    • 5000 Car Underground Garage
  • Lester B. Pearson International Airport Garage - Toronto, ON. 1998

    • Services Provided: Programming, Functional Design, and Parking Access and Revenue Control System Consulting
    • Parking Area: 39,000 sq. Meters Per Level. The Largest Above Grade Structure at 12,350 Cars
    • Eight Levels Encompassing 12 Elevators, Four Moving Walkways, and Six Escalators
    • State of the Art PARCS Equipment, Pay-on-foot Features, as well as AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification) and LPR (License Plate Reader)
    • Final Phase Total Build Out 13,500