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Master Plan Extensions to Travel Center

aec   Confidential Client  |  Preliminary ideation and conceptual master plan extension of existing tribal Travel Center.


Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining feasibility results with preliminary project scaling, layout, and overall guest experiential design – created to assist Ownership group in confirming design intent and project budgets.




North Kohala Ranch

North Kohala Ranch on Hawaii’s Big Island.

In December 1988, Chalon International of Hawaii (Chalon Hawaii) was
established in Hawaii, as a subsidiary of Chalon Corporation, a Japanese
corporation. Chalon Hawaii was established to acquire, own and develop the
vacant land in North Kohala, (Kohala Land). The Kohala Land consisted of about
19,384 acres, the majority which is zoned for agriculture. The land had been
used for sugar cane production for approximately 100 years until the early
1970’s when the facility was closed. After the cessation of the sugar cane
operations there were no major activities on the land, which was left vacant. In
December 1988, Chalon Hawaii acquired the Kohala Land.


Morongo Lands Master Plan

Morongo Band of Mission Indians  |  StoneCreek Partners worked with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to prepare a comprehensive economic development strategy for the Native American tribe’s vast landholdings and casino in Cabazon (Palm Springs, California area).


The economic strategy included a master plan and land development strategy for all lands along the interstate that leads in and out of Palm Springs. Phase 1 conceptual plans included relocation of the tribe’s existing casino, into the heart of a new master-planned development. Casino Morongo Resort & Spa, a 304-room hotel with 113,000-square-foot casino, was subsequently constructed by Perini Building Company.