Adrian Griffiths writes about the future of multi-storey car parks in an age of rapid change

Main Board Director Adrian Griffiths has written an Insight paper examining how our conception of the nature and role of multi-storey car parks (MSCPs) is set to be transformed in the coming years.

Technological advances and changes in public policy and social awareness are changing the way we use private transport, particularly cars, and MSCP designers and operators need to adapt to those changes.

With the rise of electric vehicles, the increasing sophistication of mobile apps, the possibility of self-driving / self-parking vehicles and the desire to unclog our town and city centres, our relationship with cars is evolving at a rapid rate.

Adrian argues that MSCPs are going to face great challenges in the next 20 years, but that those challenges also bring opportunities to rethink how we design, build and use those spaces, particularly in our urban centres.

Chapman Taylor – which has expertise in meticulous operational space planning, in the installation of digital technology, and in repurposing built environments for a wide mix of uses – is ideally placed to meet the challenges and opportunities that those changes will present.

To read Adrian’s analysis of the future of MSCPs, please click here.

Adrian Griffiths (BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA MA Urban Design FRSA)

Main Board Director, UK

Adrian joined Chapman Taylor in 1986 and was promoted to the Main Board in 1998. As an architect and urban design specialist, he is recognised internationally for his expertise in the masterplanning of major complex mixed-use developments which are key drivers in the regeneration of our town and city centres.

Adrian is conscious of the fact that the developments we build today create the societies of tomorrow, recognising the responsibility the profession has in influencing the quality of people’s lives. He regularly speaks at conferences and prepares papers which promote the benefits of mixed-use developments as a sustainable model for the long term. Adrian leads the Concept Design Team in the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor nel 1986 e si unisce al Main Board nel 1998. Come architetto e specialista in progettazione urbanistica, è conosciuto a livello internazionale per la sua esperienza nei masterplan di grandi complessi multi-funzionali, che sono i principali autori nella rigenerazione dei nostri centri urbani.

Adrian è consapevole del fatto che le zone di sviluppo urbano che oggi costruiamo creano le società di domani, riconoscendo la responsabilità che la professione ha nell'influenzare la qualità della vita delle persone. Adrian partecipa abitualmente a conferenze e scrive articoli che promuovono i benefici degli spazi multifunzionali come modello sostenibile a lungo termine. Adrian guida il Concept Design Team nel Regno Unito.

Aree di competenza:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

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