American Society of Civil Engineers

The Art of Parking

by Tanya Homleid, P.E., (President, Optimus Structural Design LLC, Miami, FL.)

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 80, No. 10, October 2010, pp. 48-53,76

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Document type: Feature Article
Abstract: The new parking garage in Miami’s South Beach sector proves that an innovative design team, together with the developer and the construction team, can unite both form and function to create a building that is also a work of art. This seven-level concrete structure is the centerpiece of a $65-million project that also included the renovation of a former bank building to provide offices and upscale retail shops, the construction of a two-story structure as a new home for the bank, and a new portion of a carefully landscaped pedestrian mall.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Parking facilities
Structural design

Image Credits:  All Photographs by Nelson Garrido