Member News: Parking Design Leader Watry Design, Inc. Promotes Key Staff to Principals and Director to Support Continued Expansion

Parking Design Leader Watry Design, Inc. Promotes Key Staff to Principals and Director to Support Continued Expansion


Watry Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotions of 4 Associate Principals to Principal and 1 Associate Director to Director. The firm aspires to recognize those who go above and beyond and these long-time employees have served as exemplary examples of our company’s core values.


Derek Beaudoin, SE, Principal, started his career with Watry Design in 2003 and is licensed in 4 states. He has extensive experience in parking structure design and renovation. He has led high profile parking projects for clients such as Facebook and Marin General Hospital and is currently working to enhance the passenger experience for Pittsburgh International Airport’s new terminal modernization multimodal complex. Derek’s tireless efforts ensure that parking is something everyone is proud of.

Hannah Brooks, Principal, Business Development & Marketing, who joined the firm in 2005 to champion firm growth, leads marketing and business development utilizing skills from a career that began in 1990. Her content-rich, integrated marketing and business development strategies have significantly grown the firm’s overall market presence, provided a platform for Watry Design’s parking experts and contributed to strategic project wins in new and existing markets.

Matt Davis, Principal, Parksmart Advisor, who started his career with Watry Design in 2002, is dedicated to sustainable and innovative parking design. Working tirelessly to design parking that meets clients’ specific needs, he has led the design of parking solutions for transit authorities such as Sound Transit and Foothill Gold Line, as well as developed innovative solutions for clients such as the University of California San Diego.

Michael Pendergrass, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA, Principal, is licensed in 8 states. He began his parking design career in 2002 and joined Watry Design in 2013. A powerful advocate for well-integrated parking, Michael collaborates extensively with stakeholders to gain consensus and ensure parking solutions achieve their vision. From leading landmark parking projects for airports such as Los Angeles International and San Diego International, to enhancing the campus experience at University of California, Irvine, he is dedicated to making his clients look good.

Francisco Navarro, Director of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Parksmart Advisor, who started his career with Watry Design in 1998, leads the firm’s continuing advancement of BIM Technology to deliver parking solutions specifically tailored to a project’s needs. Through his commitment to innovation, our integrated architects, structural engineers and parking planners are able to provide unparalleled collaborative solutions for our clients. In addition to his Director of BIM responsibilities, Francisco leads parking projects for clients such as the University of Nevada Reno and the County of San Mateo.


Every business wants to employ great people. From the big tech corporations in Silicon Valley to mom and pop storefronts, great companies owe their success not just to a superior service, but to a superior team behind that service. Finding and retaining that team is one of the ongoing challenges we face in business today, which is why a healthy company culture is vital.

As a boutique firm that designs parking structures, Watry Design has thrived for more than 45 years in large part because we have worked hard to create an environment that inspires.

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