Clark Pacific and Fentress Architects were awarded the 2011 PCI Design Award for Best Parking Structure. The nation’s first on-site integrated car rental and quick-turn-around (QTA) operations facility, this airport parking structure utilized double-tee precast design to shave more than five months off the construction schedule. Precast components included double tees, L beams, inverted-tee beams, transfer girders, rectangular collector beams, columns and spandrels. Precast concrete spandrels serve as car-impact shields as well as a base skin for metal mesh and artwork murals. Judges felt that precast was key to reducing first costs and construction time, handling seismic loads, providing a flexible design to enable post-applied architectural treatments, and allowing for easier construction on the congested site.