One Workplace

The One Workplace facility in Santa Clara, California, is the new corporate headquarters, showroom, and warehouse facility for one of the largest commercial furniture suppliers in the state. The firm worked closely with developer Prologis and a design and construction team to renovate, reconfigure, and update this existing industrial facility that had previously been used for paper manufacturing. The new space includes 35,000 square feet of modern collaborative open-plan office space that also serves as a showroom for the furniture and modular office pieces that One Workplace sells and installs. The new space also includes 167,000 square feet of updated warehouse space, which involved the addition of around 24 new truck docks.

New Milan Fair Complex

The New Milan Fair Complex (Nuovo Sistema Fiera Milano) has transformed a brownfield site along the main road from downtown Milan to Malpensa Airport into a 200-hectare (494 ac) exhibition center, relieving traffic congestion around the historic fairground in the city center and allowing the original fairground to continue to host smaller congresses and trade shows, even after part of the downtown site is sold and redeveloped. The two separate yet complementary developments—the new complex at RhoPero (popularly known as Fieramilano) and the downtown complex (known as Fieramilanocity)—have brought new life and prestige to Milan’s exhibition industry, enabling the Milan Fair Complex to continue competing with other European exhibition centers and to maintain its position as an international leader. Both projects are being promoted by Fondazione Fiera Milano, the private company that owns and operates the Milan Fair Complex, through its subsidiary Sviluppo Sistema Fiera SpA.

Clipper Mill

Clipper Mill involved the conversion of a long underused 17.5-acre (7.1-ha) site that once housed Maryland’s largest and most productive machine manufacturing complex into a vibrant, mixed-use community. The development team reused the 1853 historic site and its five deteriorating buildings to create 61,500 square feet (5,714 m2) of office space, 47,500 square feet (4,413 m2) of studio space for artists and craftspeople, and a wide range of housing, including 34 townhouses, 38 semidetached houses, and 62 condominium and 36 rental apartments. Completed in September 2006, Clipper Mill is a transit-oriented community that integrates many elements of sustainable development. It offers a unique sense of place that is created in part by the preservation of the site’s history and the incorporation of the work of resident craftspeople into the project’s design.

Trinity Groves

Trinity Groves is a multiphase redevelopment effort of a former warehouse and light-industrial site that began with a 10.3-acre restaurant/specialty food incubator and destination. The project is located along the Trinity River, across from downtown Dallas, at the base of the new and iconic Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas.

The core incubator area of Trinity Groves currently includes 14 restaurants, two dessert shops, a culinary education and events center, and a brewery, all located in four buildings that were formerly used primarily as a trucking facility. Following on the success of the restaurant incubator concept, the developers have embarked on a plan and program to develop 90 adjacent acres, assembled over the past 11 years, with new apartment, condominium, hotel, and office space, as well as additional restaurant and retail space.

SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus

The SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus is a former steel mill site that has been restored, adapted, and transformed into an arts and cultural campus that features preserved blast furnaces and other historic steel mill buildings, an elevated walkway/trestle that offers up-close views of the blast furnaces, a visitor/exhibit center in a historic building, parks and outdoor plazas, an outdoor performing arts pavilion, an office building and production studios for the local public broadcasting station, and a new ArtsQuest Center building devoted to performing arts of all types.

The redevelopment was funded via a variety of sources, including tax increment financing revenues, donations from businesses and philanthropic organizations, and funds and tax credits from federal and state governments. The 9.5-acre development has become a major tourist attraction and a source of pride for the city of Bethlehem, and the steel stacks themselves are iconic structures unlike any others in the United States.