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Topanga Social, a new 55k sf dining hall at Westfield’s Topanga Mall in the western San Fernando Valley, has opened to the public. The project, part of the 250k square-foot renovation and expansion of Westfield Topanga Center, is the result of a design collaboration between PGAL, AvroKO, and AO, a leading full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning the full commercial real estate spectrum.
by Topanga Social
The revolutionary food hall Topanga Social opens to the public on May 11th, bringing 27 of Los Angeles' most coveted eateries, bars and culinary names to the new dining, entertainment, and luxury retail district at Westfield Topanga. A joint creative venture between dining and hospitality global leader Earl Enterprises and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield , Topanga Social boasts brand-new concepts...
by The Mann Report
A retail and office core is continuing to be built 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, with the development of Mountain View Village, a mixed-use, open-air lifestyle development in Riverton, Utah. Developed by CenterCal Properties on land acquired from Suburban Land Reserve Inc., and designed by architecture firm AO, the one-million-square-foot project offers shopping, dining, office space and recreation to visitors and residents of the quickly developing neighborhoods nearby.
By Rob Budetti and Ramin Tasbihchi | AO
In recent years, there has been a growing trend of incorporating healthcare services into retail environments, such as offering walk-in clinics or wellness services in neighborhood shopping centers. A term the industry has dubbed medtail, these mixed-use developments create a one-stop destination where patients can shop, dine, and access medical care all in one convenient location.
After nearly a decade in development, The Mark now sits proudly across from the neighborhood favorite Fox Theater and is steps from the historic Mission Inn Hotel. The design preserves the unified 1926 façade of the former Stalder Building where once stood three structures (the city’s ﬁrst ﬁre station, a livery stable and an automobile dealership) and restores many of the original character details including urn-shaped finials, small cartouches, and beam and pulley from the original fire station.
by Steven Sharp | Urbanize LA
Yesterday, Shopoff Realty Investments announced plans to redevelop a portion of the Westminster Mall, which flanks the 405 freeway at the intersection of Bolsa Avenue and Edwards Street, and the 405 Freeway. The approximately 26-acre development, dubbed Bolsa Pacific at Westminster, would replace a Macy's department store and a shuttered Sears which bookend the mall.
by Jack Witthaus | CoStar
A former industrial site has morphed into a luxury development with apartments in another sign of demand for multifamily in Orange County, California. Construction wrapped up last year on the roughly 483-unit Broadstone Atlas at 2590 Red Hill Ave. in Santa Ana.
by Steven Sharp | Urbanize LA
The project, dubbed Zia, is being developed through a joint venture with Haseko Corporation on the former site of a car dealership at 1600 W. Lincoln Avenue. Plans call for a five-story, wrap-style complex featuring a total of 315 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, ranging from 600 to 1,900 square feet in size.
by Surf Park Central
Designing your surf park with other activities and experiences in mind for the surf community and beyond will increase your customer base, average stay time, and overall customer satisfaction. Whether it be a smaller standing wave, pump track, yoga studio, media area, or lounges...there are many ways to host people that don't surf...yet.
by Orange County Business Journal
Leading full-service architecture and planning firm, AO, has promoted from within, naming 17 new Associates. Jose Ho, LEED AP, BD+C, Sonny Labay, Carlo Mantovani, Phong Nguyen, and Dimitrios Tolios, are accomplished and experienced design leaders. Leveraging a creative-edge and design-forward innovation, Jose and Dimitrios will continue expanding design within AO’s Multifamily studio, while Carlo, Phong, and Sonny, contribute their design expertise to AO’s Commercial studio...
by Idea Hall
As Valentine's Day is fast approaching, we wanted to share the love here at Idea Hall. We're so grateful to partner with organizations that align with our vision of being Champions of All Things Good and we wanted to give a few organizations the opportunity to highlight nonprofit partners they love working with.
by Orange County Business Journal
Leading full-service architecture and planning firm, AO, has promoted from within, naming five new Senior Associates. Mark Bookspan’s experience in project management and coordination spans over 35 years. He has a proven track record of guiding retail and commercial developments and building successful client relationships...
Today’s competitive marketplace demands practical solutions. So we’ve gone back to basics, leveraging AO’s highly disciplined approach to architecture to develop HyTuck, a revolutionary on-grade building design solution allowing multifamily developers to maximize density like never before. Designed in three- and four-story configurations, HyTuck3 and HyTuck4 are efficient and feasible solutions making apartment development viable and housing more attainable.
by The Registry
AO, a leading full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning the full commercial real estate spectrum, has announced the promotion of nine of its employees to the position of Principal. The promotions reflect the continued growth of the architecture firm and rewards the longtime employees for their continued work in architectural design, project management, and client service...
by AO | Orange County Business Journal
Healthcare remains constantly on the leading edge, driving innovation worldwide, and particularly here in Orange County where health, wellness, and quality of life are highly valued. As architects and planners, our goal is to meet that innovation head on, responding with design and programming solutions that allow medical providers to deliver the highest quality patient care.
by The Registry
AO, a leading full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning the full commercial real estate spectrum, today announced the first of several company promotions with the elevation of three new partners: Diego Alessi, Ioanna Magiati, and Trevor Morales.
by Michael Aushenker | Los Angeles Business Journal
Since the SoFi Stadium opened in 2020, the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Super Bowl champions the Los Angeles Rams, has brought much attention to a revitalized Inglewood. However, that was only the beginning.
by Steve Sharp | Urbanize Los Angeles
A large apartment complex is set to rise a short walk west of the Del Amo Fashion Center, according to a sustainable communities environmental assessment recently published by the City of Torrance. Legacy Partners, a Bay Area real estate development firm, is the applicant behind the project, which would rise at the northeast corner of Del Amo Circle West and Carson Street, replacing a 2.8-acre parking lot which serves an adjoining office complex.
Esperanza at Duarte Station, a new Class A 344-unit, five-story apartment community in the San Gabriel Valley city of Duarte, has been completed and is now open to the public. The project is a development of MBK Rental Living and Haseko Corporation.
by the Editors of Multi-Housing News
Multi-Housing News held its 16th annual Excellence Awards ceremony, hosted at Resource Furniture in New York City. The celebration was the first in-person event since 2019. At the ceremony, MHN awarded gold, silver, and bronze awards to properties, projects, and professionals in 34 categories.