Fall Leaves

Newsletter – Fall 2018

As the season is getting colder WRAP is warming up with awards, new projects and some completed projects.

WRAP Receives Award of Merit
Award of Merit Douglas Parking StructureWRAP’s parking design for The Douglas parking structure received runner up in this year’s International Parking Institute (IPI) Awards of Excellence, for Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 Spaces. Watry Design and WRAP Parking submitted the project for consideration on behalf of ownership Talos Holdings.

First Scooter Stacker system installed in the United States
U of Hawaii Hale Mahana Student HousingWRAP has just completed commissioning for the first Scooter Stacker system in the United States.
Nancy Don Pic with Scooter StackerAs of November 2018, students at the University of Hawaii are invited to park their scooter bikes in the new garage.
The garage serves the Hale Mahana dorms, a high end student housing project located on the island of Oahu. Project leaders utilized scooter stackers to meet the parking mandates enacted by Honolulu city council.

WRAP moves forward with The Arts Club
This past August, the West Hollywood City Council approved plans for a glitzy building to house London’s 155-year-old The Arts Club (US’s first). City Council voted 4-1 in favor of approving the Gensler-designed project, which is backed in part by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The Arts Club, Hollywood CADevelopers are able to move forward with constructing the 120,000 square foot private club, which includes a restaurant for members, and one for the general public.

West Hollywood Mayor John Duran lauded the project as a return to the pre-rock ‘n’ roll Sunset Strip, when this swath of the boulevard was peppered with “elegant dining” and patrons dressed to the nines.

WRAP is under contract to deliver a 351 space 6 level below grade DSS/Siemens fully automated parking garage.

Qualifications Met for San Francisco’s Oceanwide Center
Oceanwide Center San FranciscoWRAP/Henshaw Automation met Swinerton/Webcor’s strict qualifications this November to bid on the Oceanwide Center, located on First & Mission Streets in San Francisco. The project specifies a system similar to WRAP’s Elevated NoPost, currently operating at The ReNew Wichita Apartments in Kansas.

Oceanwide Center will be the second tallest building in San Francisco upon completion in 2021. The mixed-use hotel, residential, and office development will span eight lots and total approximately 60,000 square feet in size.