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Walker Consultants worked with Gresham Smith to design a new parking structure for the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). Walker provided landside planning, financial analysis, functional design, and structural/mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering for this 1,305 space, 5-level precast pre-stressed concrete structure.

The ground floor contains 230 spaces for rental car ready/return with a separate access ramp. The upper four levels are for public parking. A steel-framed canopy provides covered pedestrian access to the terminal.

The facade features a custom-perforated metal-screen wall with an image of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as precast panels with a mountain design.

A perforated metal screen on the exterior of the structure forms an image of the Blue Ridge Mountains

A Key Member of the Team

“Walker Consultants has been a key member of the consulting team that created the design for the Asheville Regional Airport’s new parking structure… it was extremely important that the design team produce a building that would have significant architectural appeal to the community. The work performed on this project by Walker Consultants has already resulted in overwhelmingly positive acceptance of this project by the airport and the community, even prior to its completion.”

—Michael A. Reisman, A.A.E. , Deputy Executive Director, Development & Operations.

A detail of the exterior of the parking structure with the glass facade stair tower and decorative concrete panels visble

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