Disneyland Parking Structure
1998–2000 | Anaheim CA
This was the first major project undertaken by the office at its inception in 1998. Guy Nordenson and Associates was the structural engineer for both the preliminary design of the parking structure (at 600ft by 1200ft and 10,250 cars, close to the largest in the world) and the peer review of the final design by Walker Parking Consultants, on behalf of Walt Disney Imagineering. The structure is six stories tall and is divided into two large parts by an open ramp-way. Structurally, each side is again divided into four parts by seismic joints for a total of eight separate building units. The combination of thin slab, standard-size beams over the driveways, and girders and columns between the parking spaces is minimized to the absolute limit of efficiency. The 54ft x 50 1/2ft column grid was precisely calibrated by Walker Parking Consultants to maximize the number of parking spaces.