CPL has provided quality services to the Retail/Commercial Industry for over 25 years. Recently we have become associated with the International Counsel of Shopping Centers (ICSC) in an effort to follow the growing trends of this dynamic industry.
As architects, we look at many underutilized shopping centers and visualize how good they could look. Astute owners of these centers should look at the business side of a more appealing shopping center because without a doubt, the center with the facelift will attract better tenants and achieve higher occupancy rates. The 1970’s style shopping center, without the facelift, is hard pressed to find “class A” tenants. Many of the more appealing shopping centers attract many small multinational tenants and they generate significant traffic to the center. Today the 20,000 or 30,000 square foot anchor tenant is a dying breed which makes these small well know multinational tenants the major draw. Without a doubt, a good looking center attracts better tenants who in turn bring more patrons to the center. In the long run, a facelift of a center is a good investment where generally everybody wins and with the economy today, it is difficult to justify building many new centers.
Clients can count on our years of experience and industry affiliations for a full range of professional services, including:
Shopping Center Facelifts
Site Survey Reports
New Shopping Center Design
Full Site Engineering
Contract Document Preparation
Shopping Center Additions/Alterations
Drive-Thru Alterations & Approvals
Existing Building Evaluations
As a part of the comprehensive scope of professional services offered at CPL, we also provide full landscape design services to our builder/developer clientele. Landscape design is integrated into many of our site development projects from concept site designs to full landscape planting plans. Our LEED Certified in-house staff is exceptionally talented, creative and experienced in these critical areas and maintains a thorough knowledge of native plant species and design trends.
Like all of our professionals, our landscape architects work directly with our in-house disciplines such as planners and civil engineers to minimize conflicts and make the overall project production as seamless as possible. Each project is further designed to create spaces that meet the growing need for environmental sensitivity while projecting the community fabric, urban or suburban, necessary for any successful development. In the implementation of todays stormwater design standards, landscaping plays an important role in achieving not only an aesthetic appearance but also a functional purpose in the design. We take pride in the thorough and professional approach that all of our staff members bring to each and every development project.
LEED Appropriate Design
Planned Residential Communities
Greenroofs/ Rooftop Gardens
Parks and Playgrounds
Entrance Statements & Amenity Features
Integration of Sales & Design Centers into Site Layouts
Working with Design for Stormwater Management