The scope of this study has been carefully defined to consider only multi-storied parking garages which utilize traditional ramping technologies as a means of moving vehicles. The purpose of this book is to define the essential design criteria for architects conceptualizing new parking structures. There exists in the marketplace a broad spectrum of parking design literature, from general graphic references to detailed specifications. What is missing is a middle ground, an appropriately comprehensive guidebook for architectural designers. This book is that middle ground.