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While mixed-use parking structures started sometime in the 1950s... It has been a major trend in parking structure design over the past 20 years. The mixed-use garage allows the pedestrians of a city to have a street view of the shops, retail, or even gym within the ground level of the garage. Read more >


Mixed-use structures are a great way to combine functional parking architecture with other uses. Rich & Associates is excited to announce massive progress on our project in Buffalo, New York. The project includes a 109-room hotel, 28 apartment units and 30,000 square feet of commercial office space. Read more >


I think I would be hard pressed to find someone at my firm who said they have lots of time on their hands... The truth is, we're busy. I was reminded there are bigger things than my work and ultimately myself when we volunteered with AIA-Detroit during the Life Remodeled 6-Day Project in Detroit. Read the full story >

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

Parking Services

Notable Projects

  • Stanwix Autopark - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1964

    • Services provided; Functional Design, Architecture, Structural Engineering and Construction Supervision
    • Parking Area: 280,000 sqft 700 car capacity
    • One of the first Mixed Use Garages
    • First floor retail space
    • 10 stories of parking
    • Two stories of offices on top of the parking levels, and 12-story apartment tower
    • 76-foot enclosed pedestrian bridge to Joseph Hornes Department Store
  • Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority Garage, Oklahoma City - 1968

    • Services provided: Functional Design, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Inspection
    • Parking Area: 525,000 sqft. 1,500 car capacity
    • Project includes a see-thru glass-enclosed elevator shaft located 26 feet from the parking structure, entered from glass-enclosed passage way from the garage
    • Enclosed shopping mall with 28,000 sqft of shops; arcaded store-fronts to provide covered walkways
    • Lightcore provide 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 - Los Angeles (Theme Building) 1967

    • Services provided: Parking Consulting and Functional Design for Architect Minoru Yamasaki & Associates
    • Parking Area: 2,416,176 sqft. 6,000 car capacity
    • Largest underground garage for its time
    • Six-level garage with 10 entry lanes and 17 cashier serviced exits.
    • Each level spans 14 acres
    • Facility part of a complex which includes the Theme Building office Towers which have a total gross area of 2.4 million sqft and entertainment center
  • O'Hare International Airport Garage - Chicago 1966

    • Services provided: Parking Consulting, Programming, Functional Design for Architect C.F. Murphy Associates
    • Parking Area: 3 million sqft. 10,000 car capacity 6 parking levels
    • Largest above-grade single parking structure in the world for its time
    • Eight concentric spiral ramp system, four in and four out
    • Expandable to 15,000 cars
  • Riyadh International Airport Garage - Saudi Arabia mid 60's

    • Services provided: Parking Consulting, Programming and Functional Design for Architect Minoru Yamasaki and Associates
    • 5000 car underground garage
  • Lester B. Pearson International Airport Garage - Toronto 1998

    • Services provided: Programming , Functional Design and Parking Access and Revenue Control System Consulting
    • Parking Area: 39,000 sq meters per level - Largest above grade structure at 12,350 cars
    • Eight Levels - 12 elevators, four moving walkways and six escalators
    • State of the Art PARCS equipment and pay-on-foot features, as well as AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification) and LPR (license Plate Reader)
    • Final phase Total build out 13,500