b'PARKINGLAX 21walls, so passengers have a clear view through the building. Natural light in the lightwells and brightThe new Economy Parking facility includes 12 pay stations. yellow elevator cores at the perimeter further aid wayfinding. They pop outyou cant miss them, says Pendergrass.Initial project specifications did not include a meet-and-greet area, plaza or escalators. Baez credits Gensler for helping the team look beyond initial plans to further improve the passenger experience with these elements.Pendergrass agrees that parking facilities are an important component of passenger satisfaction because they are often the first and last facilities passengers experience at an airport. The team at LAX really wanted that experience to be great, positive and easy, he adds.In addition to serving travelers and airport guests, the Economy Parking Facility contains the shell for a new security badging office that will be used by more than 50,000 badged LAX employees. Currently under construction by Swinerton, the 25,000-square-foot facility is projected to be TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD THROUGHTHE POWER OF DESIGNThe way people think about travel is changing. At the same time, people are reexamining their relationships with their cities. This presents an opportunity to rethink how people want to travel in the future. Gensler presents our latest research and insight in aviation trends and design strategies in the new 2022 Design Forecast. Visit: www.gensler.com/design-forecast-2022-aviationwww.gensler.com LAX Economy Parking Structure, Los Angeles, CA | Gensler - Design ArchitectAirportImprovement.comMarch | April 2022'