Award Winning Parking Structure

September 29, 2014

CGA provided vibration consulting on the City of Santa Monica Parking Structure 6, which was recently recognized by the International Parking Institute as one of 2014’s best designs!  The facility, honored as the Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 spaces, is located in the middle of downtown Santa Monica and “its impressive facade already has become a local landmark.”  CGA provided consulting in the design of this facility to help minimize the vibration and noise impact from vehicles in the structure on the attached retail space.  Our tasks on this project included measurements of vehicle-induced vibration and noise in parking garages and the construction of a three-dimensional finite element model of the proposed structure to analyze the potential vehicle impact.   More details can be found here:'s-best-designed-parking-facilities-show-off-the-places-where-people-park-cars.aspx