“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle.
We are proud of the impact our firm and our people have had on the parking industry and specifically on the planning, design and restoration of parking facilities worldwide. Many of the design elements and planning approaches that are taken for granted today are innovations developed by Walker’s professional staff. We pioneered the concept of the mega-parking structure at theme parks, airports, and international developments, furthered the use of and improved upon the concept of shared parking at mixed-use developments, and were instrumental in the development of design standards for accessible parkers.
In addition to our design expertise, Walker has been a leader in the consulting arena as well, being one of the first firms to demonstrate how strategic parking planning can help cities and towns promote economic development and improve the quality of life for residents. Walker served as the parking consultant for the first privatization of a municipal parking system and has continued to assist with dozens of public/private partnership projects.
Walker has also provided a full spectrum of restoration solutions to owners through our specialized restoration division Walker Restoration Consultants. Whether for a parking structure, building, bridge, stadium, cooling tower, or any other type of infrastructure, our state-of-the art technical expertise will provide innovative solutions for all your restoration needs.
Looking forward to the future, we are continually expanding our services and expertise to address the needs of our clients and today’s technologically driven marketplace. Our professional staff is working to improve the sustainability of our projects by using materials and building techniques that will extend the useful life of a facility and reduce the impact on the environment; we are working within the industry to examine opportunities for adaptable reuse of existing and future parking facilities; and from a consulting standpoint, we have developed a wholistic planning approach that integrates parking into the overall master mobility solution for communities, institutions and the private sector.
Walker has been the parking industry’s premier consultant for over 50 years and we will continue to focus on developing solutions that are realistic, implementable and cost-effective, by utilizing cutting edge technology and the creativity of our outstanding people.