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Rapid Concepting – Waterfront Recreation Repurposing

aec  Big idea exploration, ideation, and preliminary conceptual design, for redevelopment (regeneration) of major waterfront recreation district in Toronto, Canada.   The unusual setting and waterfront access provided opportunities for real submarine tours of a faux sunken city, along with dive experiences and training.   The submarine experience is based on an old aec concept explored for an offshore platform in North Miami.

 

Posted information and images regarding this assignment is limited at client’s request.

 

 

 

Retail-Entertainment Consultants

One Marine Drive – Accra Waterfront

aec   Conceptual exploration for coastal pier district adjacent Accra’s government center and central business district, prepared for investor group evaluating the project’s potential.  Much of the effort involved acting as a retail-entertainment consultant to determine how to activate a critical mass of retailers, attractions, and entertainment for this destination place.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Project Conceptual Site Planning

Tongue River Reservoir RV Campground

aec   North Cheyenne Tribe  |  Feasibility study and rapid-prototyping conceptual design for RV park section of planned adventure park, exploring recreational vehicle amenities associated with the park.   Situated in a portion of a major tribal landholding at or about the Tongue River Reservoir.

 

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.

 

 

 

View of the waterfront at Mercado del Lago shopping center C-Store Fuel Station in Orange County

Mercado del Lago Shopping Center

Santa Margarita Co.  |  Leasing plan and financial analysis for planned shopping center in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.   A focus of the financial work was ongoing evaluation of various tenant leasing deals and their impact upon overall project investment yield.   Anchor tenants, in-line tenants, the ancillary pad tenant (a c-store fuel station), were each review as negotiations proceeded.

 

Extensive financial analysis was prepared in collaboration with client organization’s CFO, in tandem with ongoing land use master planning and experiential design efforts for this town center facility in the heart of this highly-successful master-planned community.

 

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is a result of a handshake land deal where James C. Flood and Richard O’Neill, Sr. purchased the property and later, O’Neill deeded his land holdings to his son, Jerome.   Under Jerome O’Neill’s leadership the ranch was expanded to 230,000 acres and spanned three counties.   The holdings later become home to such communities as Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita.

 

The Rancho Santa Margarita landholding traces its history to the Shoshonean Native American Indian tribe known as the Acagchemen. The community is situated along the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, master planned as an urban village.

 

 

View of view Mercado del Lago's waterfront walking page

StoneCreek Partners acted as Real Estate Consultants to Santa Margarita Co., in its development of Mercado del Lago shopping center, for project feasibility, development leasing, and pre-opening facilities management matters.

 

Nalubaale Resort at Lake Victoria – Project Feasibility Analysis

Initial resort project feasibility and conceptual site master plan for destination resort on the shores of Lake Victoria, near where Owen Falls existed in Uganda.

 

Facilities were envisioned to include a main hotel building (lodge), garden attraction, marina on Lake Victoria, a cultural venue, and other venues. “Nalubaale” is the Uganda name for Lake Victoria.

 

For this hotel development consulting assignment, interesting site design issues included significant elevation changes between the lake shore part of the site and the upper site hilltop.