In a bit of a shocker, the SADI judges tapped this unassuming, 75,327-square-foot power center in Venice, Calif., as this year's Grand SADI winner. The reasons? The project goes far and beyond what could have been a run-of-the mill shopping center. The project is a renovation of a tired 1960s neighborhood center that had become blighted, suffering from awkward additions, low-rent tenants and crime. In its place has emerged a project that respects its context while “beautifying the neighborhood” and bringing in higher quality tenants. At its best, the project “points to future opportunities for rethinking retail” and “transcends expectations” of what a power center can be. And for that, the judges made a statement that Lincoln & Rose should serve as a trendsetter for the industry.

Project Name

Lincoln & Rose

Location

Venice, Calif.

Square Footage

75,327 square feet

Architect

Studio One Eleven at Perkowitz + Ruth Architects

Developer/Owner

Combined Properties

Credits

General Contractor

AJ Padelford

Structural Engineer

VLG Engineering

Civil Engineer

Hall & Foreman

Landscape Architect

EPT Design

Electrical Engineers

Nikolakopulos & Associates

Signage Designer

Newsom Design

Land Use Consultant

Craig Lawson & Co. LLC

Lighting

USA Architectural Lighting

Landscaping

Silver Oaks Landscaping