• Shanghai Village

    Award-winning pedestrian-friendly shopping center captures a unique historic vision of Art Deco-inspired design

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  • Mitikah

    Vibrant five-level shopping center comes to Mexico City

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  • Löhr Center

    A retail environment that blends shopping, dining, and cultural events

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Designing experiences

With many choices of where and how to shop, whether discount or luxury, regional mall or online sales, we still have a need for the feeling of going to “market.” A place where we can enjoy the excitement and community of the shopping experience.

Retail centers ensure customer loyalty and sustain success through delivering quality brands and place-making design. Designs that encourage diversity and interaction and become “places of choice” within the community.

Combining the traditional market experience and the prevalence of online retail with evolving trends such as mixed-use centers and hybrid in-person and online shopping means we have the opportunity to create unique, memorable, and enduring experiences. 

From zero to hero: Kick-starting the rebirth of North America’s malls

Is there a second life for North America’s derelict and underused malls? Thoughtful planning and partnerships can adapt these nostalgic behemoths for the future and recapture the value and identity they held in our communities. Read More

Retail is evolving

Communities and owners of under-performing malls are looking at how to reinvent their properties as distinct and authentic while also maximizing return on investment. New retail centers are becoming mixed-use destinations where people live, work, shop, and play. Non-traditional tenants such as healthcare clinics and fitness centers are filling vacant space. Online shopping is supporting the brick-and-mortar presence and online retailers are opening up brick-and-mortar stores. How can we help you evolve?
Expert Spotlight

Darren Burns, Vice President, Global Commercial Sector Leader

Being an architect isn’t only about design; it’s about creating a lasting relationship with each client.
Darren Burns Vice President, Global Commercial Sector Leader Read More

Shawn English, Principal, Buildings

The high-energy, quick turnaround nature of the work we do keeps things very interesting.

Colleen Dixon, Senior Associate

Creating communities is about more than buildings—we need look at the relationships, and the spaces in between to see the full vision.

Jason Beske, Senior Urban Designer, Urban Places

My goal is to help communities create places of lasting value that are centered on people.
Jason Beske Senior Urban Designer, Urban Places Read More

Brett Sherman, Principal, Urban Places

With a background in development, entitlement, and project structuring, I enjoy working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Darren Burns

Vice President, Global Commercial Sector Leader

Shawn English

Principal, Buildings

Colleen Dixon

Senior Associate

Jason Beske

Senior Urban Designer, Urban Places

Brett Sherman

Principal, Urban Places

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Architecture We create spaces that are engaging and uplifting, that contribute to our collective sense of health and well-being, and encourage the sustainable stewardship of our communities.
Visioning. Brands. Experiences. We create tangible, experiential, and memorable places. Transformative experiences that enhance real estate values and bring people back to a place again and again.
Interior Design As humans, we spend a significant portion of our daily lives inside. We believe our emotional and physical well-being is dramatically impacted by the places where we live, work, and play.
Surveying & Mapping Using tools like GPS, GIS, 3D laser scanners, and aerial photogrammetry we provide surveying and mapping to define land boundaries, earth’s physical features, and the built environment.
Urban Planning & Design Our plans help harness the forces reshaping North American communities. We create places that are authentic, green, walkable, connected and diverse.  
Landscape Architecture Whether it's an urban park, a restored wetland, an athletic complex, or a waterfront destination--through analysis, planning, and design, we create inspired landscapes that reflect context and user needs.
Land Development Engineering We transform land by taking into account physical site conditions, public expectations, fiscal requirements, and environmental constraints.
Digital Practice Technology is reshaping the way we approach design. Our digital practice team helps us push the boundaries of practice, leveraging the power of technology to deliver transformational results for our clients.
Buildings Engineering With decades of innovation and experience under our belts we’re engineering a promising future leveraging the best in building systems, technology, energy analysis, and sustainable performance.

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