Courtyard entrance


The Shops on South Lake Avenue



Pasadena, CA


City of Pasadena

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This urban infill project consists of 150,000 SF of one and two story retail and restaurant buildings in three locations surrounding the historically significant 250,000 SF International Style Macy's department store (originally Bullock's) built in l947. This project entailed strong community interest and involvement, on a site treasured by the surrounding communities. Our team stewarded this project through city agencies, neighborhood and historic preservation group approvals with a combination of listening and collaborative thought. The governing principle of the project was to preserve and enhance the original suburban vehicular-oriented character of the original building while incorporating a new street, pedestrian-oriented building fabric. The new buildings are designed to appeal to contemporary tastes while harmonizing with the existing mid-century modernism of the existing buildings.