Resumes

Wayne W. J. Banks, AIA, PRINCIPAL

As Principal-in-Charge, Mr. Banks is responsible for the performance of all services called for on the project.  As founder of Parkitects, Inc. in 1985 Mr. Banks directs and oversees all design and implementation of the firm‘s private, public and institutional projects. He has over forty seven years of design and construction management experience in the field of Architecture and Parking Structure Design. During this tenure, there have been numerous award winning projects to his credit.  He is currently regarded as one of the quintessential parking planners in his field with over 500 projects in his portfolio.

Years of Experience: 47
Years as a Principal: 37
Education: Bachelor of Architecture; Dalhousie University Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), Canada, 1971

Professional Registrations:
Registered Architect: California C-13084
Past Registration: Nova Scotia, Canada

Professional Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA|LA Los Angeles Chapter of American
Institute of Architects
Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)

References:
Robert R. Goodwin
formerly Senior Vice President Maguire
Properties
626.297.2700

Jim Shelton
Project Development Group
310.275.7137 x2

Alexander Mehran Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Sunset Development Company
925.277.1700

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

AMGEN PARKING STRUCTURE #8 THOUSAND OAKS, CA:

Amgen parking structure 8 as it is referred to, is a six and one half level parking structure containing approximately 1,657 parking spaces. This structure lies in the campus like setting of Amgen Pharmaceutical Company’s headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California and is used exclusively for employee parking. This structure was delivered on a design build delivery method for the client and was completed on time and on budget. The structure is a type I, fully sprinklered, post tensioned, poured in place, concrete structure which incorporates approximately 7,000 square foot IFS area for medical waste storage, stored here prior to being disposed off site. Project requirements included no dead end conditions which lead to a crossover of the double helix ramps at the roof tier and also included 8’- 3” clear height throughout.

THE GROVE AT FARMERS MARKET PARKING STRUCTURE – LOS ANGELES, CA:

Mr. Banks was the designer, parking consultant as well as Architect of Record for this parking structure at The Grove at Farmers Market. This eight level, parking structure containing approximately 3,569 parking stalls was delivered on a design build delivery method for Caruso Affiliated Holdings and is designed for high turnover of patrons shopping at high end retail stores, attending theaters and dining in the many restaurants. As many as four complete turnovers of vehicles are experienced during holiday seasons; over 14,000 cars a day. The structure’s Architectural vocabulary is taken from an Art Deco era and adapted to the surrounding retail complex known as The Grove at Farmers Market, a landmark infill project, which was developed in the historic Farmers Market located at 3rd and Fairfax in Los Angeles, California.

MESA COLLEGE EAST CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PARKING STRUCTURE – SAN DIEGO, CA:

Mr. Banks led the Parkitects Design Team in association with A|DWRB for this new facility completed in 2009. As part of the East Campus Improvement Project the new five-level parking structure containing 1,052 parking stalls is the new focal point for the campus as one approaches from the east side of the campus off of Mesa College Drive. Attached to the north façade of the parking structure is a 7,000 gross square foot, single-story College Police building. The parking structure will be the first building to be constructed as part of the $685 million dollar improvement plan for the entire campus. The Parking Structure/Police Substation Project has received Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

FOX STUDIO WEST PICO PARKING – CENTURY CITY, CA:

Mr. Banks acted as Principal Architect and provided total design and parking consulting services for the Fox Studio West Pico Parking Structure; the second structure done for the 20th Century FOX studio. The parking structure accommodates 789 parking stalls and includes 20 service cart parking stations as well as service vehicles used on the studio lot. The parking structure was designed to embrace the historical preservation of the studio lot as well as the architecture of the surrounding 1930 Moderne vocabulary of the sound stages. It needed to incorporate all of the 20th century enhancements and technology of design and construction, while also embracing the historic relevance of the past; and obtaining design approval from the Historic Preservation Society.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STRUCTURES 1 AND 2 – LOS ANGELES, CA:

The USC Los Angeles Campus projects consisted of two new parking structure, numbers 1 and 2 with approximately 2,346 new parking spaces. Mr. Banks led the Parkitects team in the design of University of Southern California’s newest parking structures, which are designed as bookends that will form the gateway to the well-known Los Angeles campus as entered from Exposition Boulevard. Parking Structure I is a seven level three bay structure containing approximately 1,153 parking stalls. It has been designed all above grade with major entrances off 37th Place and Flower Street. Parking Structure II is an eight level two bay structure containing approximately 1,193 parking stalls. It has been designed all above grade with major entrances off Exposition Boulevard and Flower Street. The structures are open for ventilation and natural light. The exterior of precast concrete, brick and stone draws from the existing campus Architectural vocabulary and will create a strong sense of arrival for the expanding campus. The structure is kept simple but sophisticated in its detailing, although the architectural vocabulary is definitely “Ivy League”.

PARK PLACE PARKING STRUCTURE #2, IRVINE, CA:
Parking Structure #2 is an eight level structure containing approximately 2,768 parking stalls. It has been designed with two levels below grade to minimize the apparent overall height of the parking structure relative to the adjacent buildings. Major vehicular entrances are on three sides of the structure and both pedestrian and vehicular entrances/exits occur on multiple levels. Security is of utmost importance; the structure maintains an architectural security screen around the ground level perimeter of the structure, elevators are glass on three sides, the structure is fully painted, open for ventilation and natural light aiding in visibility and incorporates a sophisticated security system with pan, tilt and zoom cameras within the structure that link back to the main security station which also monitors office and retail in the same development. The choice of materials was made for longevity, low maintenance, as well as the obvious aesthetic considerations. Painted concrete is a class “A” finish, polished stainless steel and custom tinted glass and metal cladding are used for elevator cores along with custom stainless and glass canopies; all add to the elegance, brightness and openness of the parking areas and public spaces.

PARK PLACE PARKING STRUCTURE #5, IRVINE, CA:

Parking Structure # 5 is a six level structure containing approximately 1,379 parking stalls. It has been designed with one level below grade with the main entry level at the north end of the structure off a traffic roundabout. The structure is kept simple in its detailing and major emphasis is place on the vertical circulation elements of stairs and elevators. Security is of utmost concern and the structure is fully painted and open for ventilation and natural light. An extensive use of landscape creates a park like setting in the development and compliments the contemporary architectural theme.

COTTAGE HEALTH SYSTEMS PUEBLO PARKING STRUCTURE, SANTA BARBARA, CA:

Parking Structure # 5 is a six level structure containing approximately 1,379 parking stalls. It has been designed with one level below grade with the main entry level at the north end of the structure off a traffic roundabout. The structure is kept simple in its detailing and major emphasis is place on the vertical circulation elements of stairs and elevators. Security is of utmost concern and the structure is fully painted and open for ventilation and natural light. An extensive use of landscape creates a park like setting in the development and compliments the contemporary architectural theme.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, SITE 3 PARKING STRUCTURE, IRVINE, CA:

The UC Irvine Site 3 Student Housing Parking Structure, located within the UCI Campus west of California Avenue and north of Adobe Circle Road in Irvine, California. The project is a post-tensioned concrete parking structure, which will contain approximately 1,822 self-parked spaces within the structure and 333 spaces on two adjacent surface lots. The structure will consist of seven full levels; one level partially below grade, one level at grade and the remaining five levels elevated above grade with photovoltaic panels on the roof level. The structure will be considered a Type IB structure with an S-2 occupancy classification. The approximate area of the structure is 529,665 square feet excluding stair and elevator cores and their respective landings. The efficiency per stall is 291 square feet.

WATERRIDGE CORPORATE PARK, PHASE I AND MARKETING PAVILION – SAN DIEGO, CA:

Mr. Banks was the masterplan architect and architect for the Waterridge corporate office park located at the intersection of the 5 and 805 freeways. This development was the catalysis which began the development in the Sorrento Valley area back in the 1980’s. He was responsible for a 279,000 square foot office building designed as phase one and its associated parking structure. He also designed the glass marketing pavilion, which won distinction with an orchid award and several AIA awards.

BROAD FOUNDATION MUSEUM PARKING STRUCTURE – LOS ANGELES, CA:

Mr. Banks led his team  in the design of the 400 car parking structure, which forms the base to the new Broad Foundation Art Museum located at 2nd and Hope Street in Downtown Los Angeles. This project forms the base for the Museum which sits on the garage podium level. The parking structure includes parking for Museum patrons as well as for CRA employees and downtown visitors. In addition to the parking the garage also contains the Operations Center for the Museum as well as sophisticated loading dock provision for the artwork.  Key security and environmental considerations are incorporated in the design of this garage.

THE LONG BEACH CITY PLACE GARAGE RENOVATION PROJECT – LONG BEACH, CA:

Mr. Banks the Architect of Record was the designer and parking consultant for this significant renovation project in the downtown core of Long Beach. The work consisted of the renovation of a single existing three tier parking structure, which when originally designed extended from 3rd Avenue to 6th Street along Pine Avenue. Our task was to physically renovate and seismically upgrade the single structure into three totally independent parking structures to comply with current building codes and seismic codes; including, but not limited to, selective demolition, site preparation, earthwork and landscaping. Each parking structure was made to operate independently of the other two structures, including utility services and metering as well as revenue collection. The final structure accommodated parking for new retail uses surrounding them as well as provided for “nested residential parking for new infill housing projects within the same blocks.

LAX PARKING SPOT – WESTCHESTER, CA:

The Airport Block Parking Structure [The Parking Spot] is a seven level structure containing approximately 2,100 parking stalls. It is three levels below grade with the main points of ingress and egress at street level for automobiles, shuttle buses and patrons. The structure is designed as a park and fly “off airport” parking structure with oversized parking spaces, valet and car wash services. Its Architectural vocabulary is “Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial Revival” or “Spanish Mediterranean.” The developers wish was to have those people arriving to California for the first time through Los Angeles International Airport experience the architecture thatis reminiscent of early California.

PARK AND FLY PARKING STRUCTURE – SAN DIEGO, CA

Mr. Banks was the Principal Architect and parking consultant for this new off airport parking facility developed in a very complicated site adjacent to the Port Authority. This 775 stall parking facility includes long term parking, motorcycle parking, valet and a pedestrian drop off area within this structure that accommodates the transportation/shuttle vehicles. It consists of five and one-half levels; three levels below grade and two and one-half levels above grade. This was a very complicated project developed in an overlay zone with intense height restrictions, adjacency to the freeway overpass and a railway immediately adjacent to the west.

UCI PARKING STRUCTURE, SUPPORTING MAINTENANCE FACILITY & STUDENT SURGE BUILDING – IRVINE, CA:

Wayne Banks was the Architect of Record and teamed with Bomel Construction on the design-build parking structure at UC Irvine. The seven level structure contains approximately 1,983 parking stalls. Both buildings recognize the campus’ neo-classical context by utilizing traditional campus materials composed by Renaissance proportional systems (with particular emphasis on the “Golden Section”), and both buildings articulate their “Base-Middle-Top” in a Renaissance manner. The main entrances, both vehicular and pedestrian, are clearly identified by the use of a large-scale woven stainless steel scrim. A screening buffer of conifers and large canopy trees will mitigate views of the parking structure from East Peltason and the ring mall. The project also has a four story Surge Classroom and Maintenance building. The parking structure included specific elements to obtain LEED certification for the adjacent Surge Building and surrounding site. Sustainable Design Elements include, but not limited to:

  • S-2 Open Parking Structure – Natural ventilation and extensive daylight
  • Energy Efficient Lighting within structure
  • Minimizing light pollution
  • Overhangs
  • Green Materials
  • Landscape – drought resistant and native plants; water efficient irrigation
  • Recycled Waste
  • Low-e glazing (elevator shaft)
  • Disposing of materials
  • Use of Recycled materials
  • Reuse of structural forms
  • Efficient and recycled water use

 

PECHANGA CASINO PARKING STRUCTURE, TEMECULA, CA:

Gaming means money for Casino operators and getting patrons from their cars to the casino is of utmost importance to the success of the Casino. Patrons need to be able to park quickly and move safely and efficiently to the Casino floors. It was a design build, fast track project, for 3,200 spaces. Five levels of parking were designed and submitted for plan check in six weeks, then constructed in six months for the Pechanga Development Corporation. The structure is located in Temecula and is used as guest parking for the Pechanga Casino and Entertainment Center. The project is a long span, poured in place, post tensioned parking structure with an exterior of poured in place concrete spandrels and planters incorporating metal detailing reminiscent of the vocabulary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert architecture. The architecture of the parking structure reflects the surrounding fabric of the site.  The structure embraces nature and is infused with elements representative to the native culture.