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

Location
Chula Vista, Calif.

Square Footage
860,000 square feet

Architect
Field Paoli Architects

Developer/Owner
General Growth Properties

Credits

Contractor
Bayley Construction

Landscape Architect
MESA Design Group

Lighting
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