There are many pleasant open-air centers opening these days. What sets Field Paoli Architects' design of General Growth Properties' Otay Ranch Town Center apart is the attention to detail and the wholesale execution of a design strategy. Otay is not just an ordinary shopping center with nicer facades and some extra landscaping. Each retail building has a unique feel, with distinct massing and disparate building heights. It more convincingly evokes the feel of a real town center and creates a compelling mix of anchor and in-line stores, restaurants and entertainment venues that look like they evolved naturally over time. The 860,000-square-foot center seamlessly connects to an existing network of streets.

Project Name
Otay Ranch Town Center

Chula Vista, Calif.

Square Footage
860,000 square feet

Field Paoli Architects

General Growth Properties


Bayley Construction

Landscape Architect
MESA Design Group

T. Kondos Associates

Structural Engineer
KPFF Consluting Engineers

Graphics & Signage
Redmond Schwartz Mark Design Inc.

Electrical Engineer
O'Mahony & Myer

Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Design Studio