The County of Riverside East County Parking Structure in Indio, California provides much needed parking for the newly constructed County Courthouse Building to the north. As Architect of Record, IPD designed the three-level structure to provide approximately 630 parking stalls for the public as well as secured parking for County Sheriff personnel.
The design features a glass-backed elevator core located at the northwest corner of the structure, easily recognized as a landmark to all users entering and exiting the site. The ground level of the structure also includes office and conference space for County use. Rooftop parking is provided with shading through the use of an overhead tensioned fabric structure. The exterior of the structure includes facade treatments designed to match the Court facility, addressing aesthetic concerns while keeping in mind the realities of ongoing maintenance in the desert climate.