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Store Department Product Concepting

AEC was retained to collaborate with the senior management of a major category management company, to explore means and methods in consolidating several like-kind store departments into one “store-within-a-store” offering.

 

Living History at Old Tucson Studios

Creative work and business planning related to exploration of facility re-purposing for this Western-themed attraction, to include a new slate of living history programming, along with review of design-day implications of new programming.

 

 

Kid’s Car Driving Experience

As part of an overall retail-entertainment destination, Adventure Entertainment has been exploring how simple amusements can be integrated with the retail environment.  Essentially taking cues from Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen) but integrating more intensely with a retail experience.

 

In this instance, a kid’s car driving experience is in exploration for younger children and their parents.  The youngest of children can be driven by a parent or older sibling.   For this particular activity, the more direct precedent inspiration of the famed Disneyland Autopia ride.   A guide rail placed along the center of the driving path keeps the kid-sized vehicles moving in the proper direction.

 

Confidential – At client request, the rapid-protoyping image shown here includes limited details only.

 

Pasadena Stats Lifestyle Retail Center

Assignment with the owner of this prominent redevelopment property in the Old Pasadena area of the city. The owner operates a wholesale and retail decorative business from the site.

 

Working in collaboration with project architect Marc A. Futter & Associates, an illustrative guest experience program was created based on the heritage of the city and the neighborhood, and integrating tenant leasing strategies, experiential multi-media ideas, live event programming, and potential sponsorships.

 

The project would be situated on one end of the historic Old Town Pasadena area (California). Old Pasadena encompasses a district from Holly Street on the North to Green Street on the South. Colorado Boulevard is the primary pedestrian and automobile route that traverses the district, although the many side streets, alleyways and sidewalks provide the distinct character of Old Town Pasadena along with the many restored historic buildings in the district.

 

Client: In collaboration with Marc A. Futterman & Associates, for Stats Pasadena.

 

Greenspot Ranch Planned Community

Master-Planned Residential Community.  A 1,000 acre planned community featuring 3,200 units of single family, condominium, and detached residential, commercial and 27 hole golf.

 

Ultimately purchased by Landmark Corporation, a New Orleans land developer.

 

Originally called the East San Bernardino County Water District, the name was changed to East Valley Water District in 1982. An annexation in September 2000 increased the District’s service area by 3,228 acres and included the Greenspot Ranch Area.

 

La Entrada Resort Santa Barbara

Program management of initial Phase 1 construction for resort and fractional ownership hotel development in coastal Santa Barbara. Construction scope primarily site prep, de-watering, and driving of pilings. The property was subsequently sold to 35 Hotel Street Partners, an affiliate of Woodridge Capital Partners LLC.

 

The La Entrada project was at the time entitled for a 114-room luxury hotel, nine fractional ownership units, and 21,557 square feet of retail space with open plazas, paseos and gardens. The resort architecture evokes the Spanish Colonial Revival style long-admired in Santa Barbara. The Hotel Californian, a small commercial hotel that is part of the redevelopment plan, was built in 1925 as one of the first buildings to be designed in the new Spanish Colonial Revival style envisioned by city leaders in the 1920’s that now defines Santa Barbara.