The Principles of Successful Centers Part 3

By: James C. Auld • AIA • CDP THE THIRD IN A THREE-PART SERIES Community-oriented, pedestrian-friendly destinations offering retail and entertainment amenities, lifestyle centers are designed to evolve and retain their vibrancy over time. For that reason, there is no one solution for the variety of lifestyle, open-air and mixed-use developments. Instead we refer to […]

The Principles of Successful Centers Part 2

By: James C. Auld • AIA • CDP THE SECOND IN A THREE-PART SERIES Lifestyle centers have emerged as a popular alternative to the traditional shopping mall—community-oriented, pedestrian-friendly destinations offering both retail and entertainment amenities, they are designed to evolve and retain their vibrancy over time. There is no one template for the variety of […]

The Principles of Successful Centers Part 1

By: James C. Auld • AIA • CDP THE FIRST IN A THREE-PART SERIES As the retail landscape is transformed by consumer choice and market forces, lifestyle centers have emerged as a popular alternative to the traditional shopping mall — they are community-oriented, pedestrian-friendly destinations offering both retail and entertainment amenities. Our award-winning Victoria Gardens […]

Great design begins with the users: The case for programming

By: James C. Auld • AIA • CDP When a new campus student center and bookstore complex was still on the wish list for East Los Angeles College (ELAC), the Los Angeles Community College District recognized the need for thorough evaluation of the needs and wants of many groups who would be using what was […]