Parking garages provide a perfunctory purpose in today’s corporate environment. The requirement is simple. We have people; we have cars; and we need to put them away temporarily. End of story? Not exactly. We all use parking garages and agree that most experiences are less than great. For many they have been dismissed as only necessary in our work-a-day world. The reinvention begins with renaming the place “Carpark” and envisioning a place to store cars. The goal was simply to acknowledge the typical reaction to most parking garage experiences. Patrons generally describe them as dark, dirty, low, confusing and oil spotted. A place no one really wants to be.
Elliott + Associates has set about to reinvent the parking garage experience. Happily we had the perfect client in Chesapeake Energy and CEO Aubrey McClendon.
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