Block E

Block E is a large-scale, urban mixed-use project that combines retail, entertainment, hospitality, and parking uses. Located in downtown Minneapolis, it derives its name from the city block upon which it is built. The urban entertainment complex has little competition in the downtown and is rapidly becoming a key destination there. It contains a mix of stores, nightclubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues intended to appeal to people of all ages. Restaurants, bars, and stores fill the project’s first and second stories, while a 15-screen, 4,000-seat multiplex cinema is found on the third floor. A 255-room hotel occupies the fourth through 21st floors.

South Campus Gateway

South Campus Gateway is a $153 million, seven-building mixed-use entertainment complex located on the southern edge of the Ohio State University campus in Columbus. The result of an almost ten-year partnership between the city and the university, the project’s five-story structures contain restaurants and nightspots, an eight-screen arts cinema, a 50,000-square-foot (4,645-square-meter) campus bookstore, a 14,000-square-foot (1,301-square-meter) natural foods grocery store, locally and nationally owned boutique shops, 184 market-rate apartments, 88,000 square feet (8,176 square meters) of office space, and a 1,200-space parking garage.

Greenbelt 2, 3, and 4

Greenbelt is a mixed-use development featuring restaurants, entertainment venues, shopping outlets, and housing located within Ayala Center, a 36.8-hectare (91-acre) mixed-use complex in Makati City, one of Manila’s premier business districts. Built during the 1970s, Greenbelt 1 offers convenience and food services for daytime office workers. In addition to its 28 two- and three-story rental units, Greenbelt 2 was designed as a place for “power lunches” and high-end dining. Greenbelt 4 is an upscale retail destination and Greenbelt 3, the most prominent component of the project, is aimed at professionals in their 20s to 40s with food, shopping, and entertainment options. Greenbelt 3’s four-level complex has two distinct faces. The street-facing facade has a unified row of shopfronts, while the interior faces a park with its curvilinear form that incorporates public pathways terraced up to outdoor seating and dining areas for restaurants and cafés.

Circle Centre

An 800,000-square-foot-urban shopping center with two anchor department stores, 85 smaller shops, and an entertainment component consisting of a nine-screen cinema, high-tech and virtual reality games, a ride simulator, and five theme nightclub/restaurants.

The Block at Orange

An 812,000-square-foot retail/entertainment center located about 2.5 miles from Disneyland in Orange, California. Although the center, which has drawn more than 12 million visitors in its first year of operation, has a racetrack-shaped circulation pattern, its design is meant to resemble a city grid featuring two principal parallel “streets” connected by smaller streets. The project is anchored by a 30-theater AMC Cineplex at the center of the site. An ever-changing choreography of signs, lighting, and special effects helps to keep the project fresh and exciting.

Meyerland Plaza

The redevelopment of an obsolete regional mall into an 887,000-square- foot power center with three major components: a two-level, former mall building with exterior entrances for all tenants, including seven anchor tenants, a separate strip center with three anchor tenants, and numerous outparcel buildings, including a cinema complex, and anchor store, and ten other pad buildings. The project involved the complete remerchandising of a failed center acquired from the Resolution Trust Corporation.

Scottsdale Pavilions

A 1.1 million-square-foot power center with 16 anchor tenants and 69 smaller shops. Located on land leased from the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale Pavilions has pioneered the emerging regional power center concept and demonstrated the design and retailing possibilities of large-format discount centers.

Navy Pier

Redevelopment and renovation of the historic Navy Pier on Chicago’s lakefront. The project combines the restoration of historic structures with the development of new entertainment-oriented facilities and exhibition space.

Shanghai Xintiandi

Located in the heart of the city, Shanghai Xintiandi is a two-square-block retail, entertainment, office, and cultural destination that blends modern and historic architecture. The North Block consists of restored and rebuilt historic courtyard homes serving as shops and restaurants, while the South Block is largely modern in style and construction. As one of the first projects in China to utilize older structures, it stands in contrast to current patterns of development that emphasize new construction. Xintiandi presents a new model of adaptive use and historic rehabilitation that is influencing the way government officials and real estate developers throughout China view old neighborhoods and buildings.