We've all driven past them. The retail building with tall rooflines that could house dozens of apartments-if it weren't as fake as a Spaghetti Western. In the words of Bialosky + Partners Architects, however, Crocker Park “is not a disguised lifestyle center. It's a real mixed-use environment.” The $480 million development provides a core for the new-ish Cleveland suburb of Westlake, with retail, office, residential and luxury hotel uses woven together; single-family homes are planned for the future. Judges were impressed by the pedestrian orientation of the development, as well as the attention to details, such as high-quality materials, elegant signage, brick crosswalks and fountains, that aim for small-town authenticity.

Project Name
Crocker Park

Westlake, Ohio

Square Footage
1.75 million

Bialosky + Partners
Architects LLC

Stark Enterprises Inc.


Structural & Civil Engineers
McNamara Salvia
Thorson Baker & Assoc.
Neff & Associates
Wells & Associates
Korda Nemeth

Landscape Architect

Construction Managers
Arbor Construction

General Contractors
Acme Arsena Co.
Giorgi Interiors Competitive Interiors Higley, Albert M. Co.

Lighting DesignerHorton Lees Brogden Lighting

Signage Consultant
Maestri Design