Tour: Automated Parking Structure
June 5, 2018, 5:30PM-7:00PM
Helms Bakery District | Culver City, CA

Photo credit: Al Quattrocchi
AIA|LA Tour: Los Angeles's Largest Fully-Automated Parking Structure

Tuesday, June 5 | 5:30PM-7:00PM
Where: Helms Bakery District | Culver City, CA
Tickets: $25 AIA Members | $35 Non-members

This tour has reached capacity!
Please, email Events Coordinator Natalie Dalton if you're still interested in this tour- we may plan another for Fall 2018.

In March 2017, Walter N. Marks, Inc. and AUTOParkit™ partnered to open Los Angeles’ largest fully-automated parking structure at the Helms Bakery complex. To alleviate the day-to-day stress of parking their tenants, employees, and guests, the 200 spaces inside the structure presented a versatile, secure, space efficient, user-friendly alternative to traditional parking lots.

Project Architect: Richard Keating, FAIA - Keating Architecture

Today a mecca of modern furniture and design, Helms Bakery District boasts a rich and flavorful past. First opening its doors in 1931, family-owned and operated Helms Bakery supplied local residents with its fresh-baked bread delivered “Daily at Your Door” for over four decades. While no longer in the business of baked goods, the Helms Bakery building remains a cherished local landmark, recognized for its architectural significance and its adaptive reuse.  Since purchasing the building in 1972, Walter N. Marks, Inc. — another family venture — has lovingly restored the historic structures and its famous Helms Bakery rooftop sign, making it a center for home furnishings and the arts. The artisans that occupy its showrooms today share the same passion for quality and craftsmanship as the original Helms bakers.

AUTOParkit™ LLC is a Los Angeles, CA based firm that designs, manufactures, and constructs fully automated parking structures for new and existing sites that can double parking capacity within the same volume as traditional ramped concrete parking structures.