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The Ninth Annual SADI Awards

The SADI awards recognize Superior Achievement in the Design and Imaging of shopping centers and retail stores while awarding those individuals who have put these attributes to work.

The contest, now in its ninth year, is sponsored exclusively by Shopping Center World magazine. However, a multi-discipline panel of judges makes the final award determinations. Only one winner is selected in each category, and the judges can decide not to award a SADI if no entry reflects a superior achievement in design and imaging. This year, there were a total of 70 entries across the contest.

Each SADI entry - whether it is an enclosed center, an open center, specialty store, or department store - is scored according to the following design objectives:

* construction problem-solving

* execution of a design mission

* merchandising

* imaging building

Judging this year's entries were: Teresa DeFranks, editor and associate publisher of Shopping Center World magazine;Ted Brumleve, a partner at Brennan Beer Gorman/Architects, New York; David Mack, vice president for development at Corporate Property Investors, New York; Rosemarie Rawson, an associate at Silvester Tafuro Design Inc., South Norwalk, Conn.; Andy Attinson, director of projects at PEG/Park LLC, New York; and Paul Dominguez, a New York-based architect who has worked extensively with the Watch World chain.

Ultimately, SADIs were awarded in 12 categories, and presented at an Awards Luncheon held during the Florida Retail Summit, Feb. 10.

The Winners 1 Bart Forbes of Forbes Shea accepted the 1998 SADI for the design of Cole Haan in the category of Renovated Specialty Stores under 2,000 sq. ft.

2 Max Zanoni of Jon Greenberg & Associates accepted the 1998 SADI for the design of Fossil in the category of New Specialty Stores - 2,000 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. and the 1998 SADI for the design of Warner Bros. Flagship Store in the category of Renovated Specialty Stores over 5,000 sq. ft.

3 Mike Stevson of AAD accepted the 1998 SADI for the design of FAO Schwarz in the category of New Specialty Stores over 5,000 sq. ft.

4 Marcene Albinati of Michel Dubuc Concept Inc. accepted the 1998 SADI for the design of Powerful Stuff in the category of New Specialty Stores under 2,000 sq. ft.

5 Michael Gentemann of RTKL Associates Inc. accepted the 1998 SADI for the design of Wolfchase Galleria in the New Enclosed Centers category.

6 Martin Anderson of the Pavlik Design Team accepted the 1998 SADI for the design of Hyundai - Chonho in the New Department Stores category and the 1998 SADI for the design of Lord & Taylor in the Renovated Department Store category.

7 Robert Muir of Robert C. Muir Co. accepted the 1998 SADI for the design of Tamarack Village in the New Open Centers category.

8 Tom Olt of Fossil

9 Scott Henry of White Hen Pantry accepted the 1998 SADI for the design of Franny's Food Express in the category of Renovated Specialty Stores - 2,000 to 5,000 sq. ft.

10 Angelo Carusi (left) of Cooper Carry Inc. accepted the 1998 SADI for the design of Coastland Center Mall in the Renovated Enclosed Centers category from Shopping Center World account executive Jon Tuck.

In the category of New Specialty Stores - under 2,000 sq. ft., Michel Dubuc Concept Inc., Montreal, Quebec, was awarded the 1998 SADI for its design of Powerful Stuff, an electronics boutique, at BCE Place in Toronto.

In cultivating the store's design, Dubuc and team envisioned an environment that conveyed feelings of freedom and innovation, ideas thematically linked to one of the store's products: pagers.

This was accomplished by using bold, colorful designs based on the latest in pager shell design. The theme appears in the use of colorful, backlit "Game" and "Communication" walls, visible through the glass store front. The look shows up again in the portable cash counters, which show their wires suspended between two vertical glass panels.

The translucent green wall in the communication technology zone - home to cell phones and pagers - features heavily rasterized text that echoes computer circuit boards.

The multi-colored game wall, with its fictitious city map representing the geographic reality of new electronic technology, provides a dramatic backdrop for the entertainment technology zone, where portable games, Discmans and Walkmans are displayed.

In the business products zone, the designers used glass and metal Mecano-look cabinets to showcase business products such as state-of-the-art hand-held organizers, voice recorders and calculators.

New products are displayed in an elliptical-shaped bar counter with a "satellite dish" canopy overhead and stools all around. This creates a comfortable gathering place for contact between customers and sales staff.

The store's logo appears in several places throughout the store. Two notable examples are the logo mounted on a back-lit sandblasted glass and metal frame and the logo painted on the store's floor.

To balance the bold use of color - a purple background wall - and metal fixtures, the store is outfitted with whitened hardwood floors. Although embracing the sterile "hands-off" look of technology, the displays in Powerful Stuff encourage customers to touch, feel and play with the merchandise.

This image-packed store is only 800 sq. ft. With Powerful Stuff, constructed in eight weeks, Michel Dubuc Concept Inc. achieved a great look with a low budget - only $140 per sq. ft.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: Michel Dubuc Concept Inc., Montreal, Quebec; Michel Dubuc (partner-in-charge); François L'Espérance (senior designer); Stephanie Bernier (project coordinator)

Client: Power Plus Corp., Markham, Ontario

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: Pro Seri, Montreal, Quebec (silkscreen panels); Cabinet Systems Inc., Largo, Fla. (fixtures and custom lamp shades); Brill-Light Neon, Mississauga, Ontario (signage); Lightolier, Toronto, Ontario (fixture lights); Juno, Toronto, Ontario (track lights); 3B Associates, Toronto, Ontario (general contractor); Michel Dubuc Concept Inc., Montreal, Quebec (graphic design); MP Photo, Montreal, Quebec (posters and promotional printing)

Jon Greenberg & Associates (JGA) was awarded the 1998 SADI award for its design of Fossil in Columbus, Ohio.

The Fossil store demonstrates the firm's ability to create a design that uses a chain's image and decor without letting the standards override an individual store's design needs.

JGA's design objective was to create a traditional retail store portraying the essence of the brand's equity while emphasizing the hip, nostalgic image that shoppers have come to recognize as uniquely Fossil.

The result is a store filled with the products' retro images surrounded by contemporary styles and finishes. JGA used honey-toned maple to wrap the store front and continued the use of warm wood (cherry, maple and pine) veneers and planking throughout. Overhead, a smooth gyp ceiling is occasionally interrupted by wedges of tin ceiling tiles - symbolizing the blending of modern nostalgia - and by recessed lighting and point spots. Tying all these elements together for a stylishly sleek look are ecru walls, whose color is as soothing as the wood.

Shoppers enter the store by crossing a mosaic-tiled threshold designed with the company's logo. Once inside, shoppers find a 1950s-style gas pump juxtaposed with a neon illuminated Fossil clock and retro televisions showing the Fossil logo. Both reflect the marriage of nostalgic references to contemporary style.

Eschewing the contemporary touches, the fixtures are soft and flowing, featuring rounded corners and mixed combinations of wood stained maple, cherry, honey and clear. This look is exemplified in the sunglass display at the back of the store. While many retailers favor glass and plastic displays reminiscent of an eyeglass retailer, Fossil's sunglasses are displayed on a custom-designed table and in recessed wood wall fixtures.

The 2,800 sq. ft. store blends the best of the past and the future of store design.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: Jon Greenberg & Associates, Southfield, Mich.; Ed Durant (studio director); Vicki Gilbertson (senior draftsperson); Maximum Zanoni (account executive)

Client: Fossil, Richardson, Texas

Architect: Jon Greenberg & Associates

General Contractor: Arlington Construction, Columbus, Ohio

Photographer: Laszlo Regos, Berkley, Mich.

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: International Wood Products, Queen Anne, Md. (floors); American Olean, Elk Grove Village, Ill. (tile); Benjamin Moore, Cleveland (paint); Nevamar, Pickerington, Ohio (laminates); Great Lakes Woodworking, Des Plaines, Ill. (millwork and fixtures); Chicago Metallic, Chicago (ceiling); Juno Lighting & Omega Lighting, Des Plaines, Ill. (lighting); USA Signs, East Farmingdale, N.Y. (sign); South Beach Furniture, Miami (furniture); Fossil (mannequins/visuals)

In the category of New Specialty Stores - over 5,000 sq. ft., AAD, Scottsdale, Ariz., and J. Newbold & Associates, New York, were awarded the 1998 SADI for their design of the FAO Schwarz store in Las Vegas.

The architect and designer teamed up with the venerable toy store to create a wonderland filled with toys for children and adults in the 56,000 sq. ft., three-story space at the Roman-themed The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace.

Fitting into the theme park atmosphere of modern Vegas, the store provides a destination as much as a service. Customers enter the store, off the streets of old Rome, by walking beneath the belly of a beast: the Trojan Horse, complete with smoking nostrils, lighted mane and a head that moves, not to mention animated characters peeking out of portholes in the legs and body.

Once inside the store, customers encounter "Jurassic Park," an area filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric pets. Several themed areas, including "Star Wars," Legoland and Tyco's World of Wheels, are enticing to both kids and adults.

If all the excitement proves too much, the Monopoly Coffee Bar, featuring a life-size version of the game, and the "Star Wars Bar" offer shoppers a place to relax and refuel - on non-alcoholic drinks, of course - for their next adventure. If the bars are a little slow for children, there's always FAO Schweetz - you can't miss it, just follow the neon vault above you.

Connecting the three floors of fun are escalators or glass elevators surrounded by an ancient observation tower made of lashed timbers. A drawbridge at the second-floor elevator stop leads customers into a gift shop inside the body of the Trojan Horse.

The drawbridge offers the best view of Barbie's House, a pink Corinthian temple located on the other side of the store's soaring atrium. There, you'll find Barbie and her friends, as well as the fine dolls department. The Best of FAO area is located nearby.

The price tag for this fantasy project: $9 million.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: AAD, Scottsdale, Ariz., and J. Newbold & Associates, New York; Michael E. Steveson (principal, AAD); Carl F. Schaffer (principal, AAD); Timothy G. Pleger (vice president, architecture, AAD); Edgar Arvizu (CADD operator, AAD); Joanne Newbold (president, Newbold); John Kehe (director of graphic design, Newbold)

Client: FAO Schwarz, New York

Designer: J. Newbold & Associates, New York

Architect: AAD, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Photographer: Micheal Norton, Phoenix, Ariz.

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: The Larson Co., Tucson, Ariz. (Trojan Horse body); Garner Holt Productions, San Bernadino, Calif. (Trojan Horse head); Theme-Tec, Phoenix, Ariz. (themed display elements); Amtico International, New York (custom vinyl flooring); Durkan Carpet, Dalton, Ga. (carpet); Fibervision, Tucson, Ariz. (custom fiberglass themed components)

In the category of New Department Stores, Pavlik Design Team, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was awarded the 1998 SADI for its design of the Hyundai Department Store - Chonho in Seoul, Korea.

In providing a design for Hyundai, Pavlik Design Team has slain a mighty beast: a 14-floor, 420,000 sq. ft. store with themed destination points located on every other level.

The design objective was to develop a new prototype for Hyundai that in a single concept maintains its identity and balances the vendor design criteria. Hyundai quickly establishes a classic store and architectural presence with an entrance rotunda guiding traffic around a signature cosmetics island.

Each department's design highlights the products available in a different, but pleasing, manner. For example, the shoe department features inset cabinet work for each vendor's feature and niche-style, glass-walled perimeter fixtures for individual design statements. The athletic apparel shops are enclosed by a circular canopy, and a central video display broadcasts international sports events. In the home accessories department, modern forms and wood finishes are utilized to create a series of canopies defining circulation and merchandise, which, in conjunction with up lighting and accent lighting, creates a loft-like environment.

While many stores relegate the children's department to a dark corner that is then brightened with juvenile details, the designers chose to create a whimsical environment from the floor up. Wandering, serpentine paths, with ceiling details that mimic the movements, lead shoppers through an area filled with colorful signature elements such as column enclosures and transition areas.

Tying departments together are elements such as the vortex, a steel spiral stair connecting the sports floor and Young World into one active complex housed in a two-story, windowed space with an eighth- and ninth-floor view of Seoul. The space also houses a cafe that overlooks the staircase. These elements combine to offer something for everyone, as well as create a cultural destination.

And the credit goes to. AWARD RECIPIENT: Pavlik Design Team, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Ronald J. Pavlik (president/CEO); Martin Anderson (creative director); Ponch Herrera (project designer); Mark Hammil (project manager); Armando Castillo (project manager); Brent Cartwright (project designer); Shigeru Kuriyama (project designer); Tony Yang (project designer); Patty Dominguez (project designer)

Client: Hyundai - Keum Kang Development Ind. Co. Ltd., Seoul, Korea

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: Goodman Charlton, Los Angeles, (furniture); Toli, Commack, N.Y. (flooring); Johnsonite, Chagrin Falls, Ohio (flooring); American Floor Products, Rockville, Md. (flooring); Gammapar, Forest, Va. (flooring); Hartco, Dallas (flooring); Bruce, Dallas (flooring); PermaGrain, Newtown Square, Pa. (flooring); Buell, Dallas (flooring); Innovative Marble & Tile, Hautpauge, N.Y. (flooring); Wilsonart, Temple, Texas (laminates); Formica, Cincinnati (laminates); Pionite, Auburn, Maine (laminates); Laminart, Elk Grove Village, Ill. (laminates); Nevamar, Odenton, Md. (laminates); Archetonic, Yonkers, N.Y. (wallcoverings); Maya Romanoff, Chicago (wallcoverings); S. Harris, Tulsa, Okla.(wallcoverings); Pallas, Green Bay, Wis. (wallcoverings); Maharam, New York (wallcoverings); Innovations, NewYork (wallcoverings); Arton, Memphis, Tenn. (wallcoverings); Joseph Noble, Dallas (wallcoverings); Wolf Gordon, Long Island City, N.Y. (wallcoverings); Carnegie, Rockville Center, N.Y. (wallcoverings); Gilman, Orlando, Fla. (wallcoverings); Sherwin Williams, Cleveland (paint); Benjamin Moore, Montvale, N.J. (paint); Duron, Beltsville, Md. (paint); Creslite, Chicago (paint)

In the category of New Enclosed Centers - multi-level, RTKL Associates Inc. was awarded the 1998 SADI for the design of Wolfchase Galleria in Memphis, Tenn.

The objective of the 1 million sq. ft. project was to reflect a contemporary interpretation of the agrarian imagery found in the Mississippi Delta reg ion. Grain silos, familiar features on any farm, are interpreted through the tall skylit drums that dot the mall concourse and the 75-foot-tall painted, metal-framework towers that mark each of the mall's five entrances' landscaped and covered walkways.

The Carousel Court entrance features the drum shape of a silo, although in a much wider, shorter version. The two-story windowed court entrance and its elliptical overhang inject a new shape to the standard mall face it embellishes. Emblazoned with a multi-colored neon horse, the entrance looks both contemporary and exciting.

Agrarian imagery is further reflected in the use of roof forms and varying shapes and patterns reminiscent of familiar rural structures. While their use fulfills the design objective, the shapes give the mall a distinctive exterior profile and define the principal interior spaces.

Throughout the mall are a variety of gallery and court spaces differentiated by ceiling forms, skylights and clerestories.

Although the structure has an agrarian theme, the 600-seat food court, Cafe Gallery, is a far cry from a buffet at a hoe-down, instead exemplifying the look of an urban cafe. Extensive planters, built-in banquettes, warm wood finishes, black-and-white checkerboard terrazzo flooring and large-scale graphic images lend a sophisticated air to the dining area.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: RTKL Associates Inc., Dallas; Tom Witt (principal-in-charge); Michael Gentemann (project manager); Wes Garwood (project team); Tom Hippman (project team); Kevin Musgrave (project team)

Client: Urban Retail Properties Co., Chicago

Architect: RTKL Associates Inc., Dallas

Landscape: Mesa Design Group, Dallas

Mechanical Engineers: Arjo Engineers, Dallas

Structural Engineers: RKTL Associates Inc., Baltimore

Civil Engineers: Woolpert, Dayton, Ohio

Photographer: Dave Whitcomb

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: Theo Kondos Associates, New York (lighting)

In the category of New Open Centers, Robert C. Muir Co., Bloomington, Minn., was awarded the 1998 SADI Award for the design of Tamarack Village in Woodbury, Minn.

The concept: Turn a typical enclosed mall - in this case, a 755,000 sq. ft. regional community center - inside-out. With the move, gathering plazas and concourses face the great outdoors, where they mesh with 30 acres of landscaping. The grounds are home to 1,500 trees, 2,500 rose bushes, thousands of shrubs and seasonal plantings, more than five.acres of water and natural rock, and more than a mile of pathways that encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic to the shopping center from an adjoining city park.

These environmental effects share the focus with the center's attention to architectural details. Architectural cornices with neon cove lighting, colored metal canopies and ornamental light fixtures establish the design criteria that harmonize the styles of the variety of tenants, but allow them to maintain their individual identity.

The stars of this design are the entry, which greets shoppers with a multi-colored back-lit clock tower and monument sign, and the fountain, which has five different sizes and three colors of custom bricks and glass block integrated throughout. The fountain's plaza provides a festive entertainment and gathering space in the summer, with water splashing on the glass. In the evenings, the warmly lit sculpture creates a colorful light display on the upscale shops that surround the plaza.

With an overall shape that features domed tower forms, curved walls, arches and a variety of heights, the center provides an interesting skyline for the shoppers' approach.

The design elements and natural spaces that surround them make Tamarack Village a viable alternative to the preceding regional mall concept.

And the credit goes to... AWARD RECIPIENT Robert C. Muir Co., Bloomington, Minn.; Robert C. Muir and Kelly Doran

Architect: KKE Architects, Minneapolis

General Contractor: Weis Builders Inc., Minneapolis

Civil Engineer: BRW Inc., Minneapolis

Structural Engineer: Ericksen Roed & Associates, Minneapolis

Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: Gausman & Moore, Minneapolis

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: Pittsburgh Corning, Pittsburgh (glass block); Corning-Donahue, Minneapolis (brick); Minnesota Brick & Tile, Minneapolis, (brick); Anchor Block Company, Sheily Masonry, Minn. (concrete masonry); Spaulding Lighting Inc., Cincinnati (site lighting)

In the category of Renovated Specialty Stores - under 2,000 sq. ft., Forbes Shea of Freeport, Maine, was awarded the 1998 SADI Award for its design of the Cole Haan store on Madison Avenue in New York.

The design, which will serve as the prototype retail store for Cole Haan, is the result of an evolution that had been taking place over the past three years.

One of the main features of the new look is that merchandise is displayed in a lifestyle manner rather than one that is compartmentalized. Wall vitrines display footwear with accessories, such as belts and handbags, with a layered look employed so often in clothing stores. Collections of men's and women's footwear, handbags, luggage and small leather goods now fill the store in a more relaxed, up-to-date manner, making shopping less of a chore for customers.

In an attempt to air out the shop's deep, narrow space, Forbes Shea increased the store's height to 30 feet by vaulting the ceiling and painting the walls and casework linings with a light, high-gloss paint.

The painted walls break with the retailer's tradition of covering the walls with rich fabrics and textures. The fabric walls proved to be difficult to maintain. Instead, the light-colored walls contrast well with the mahogany wood fixtures that line the perimeter of the store and the dramatic light fixture, refurbished in onyx with bronze and nickel silver detailing, hanging from the vaulted ceiling.

The bronze and nickel silver finishes are repeated throughout the store, as is a wall detail that ties in with the integral aspects of the design.

With the exception of the hanging fixture, the addition of light to the tight space was achieved through the use of low-voltage halogen track lighting, which lights the showcases internally, giving the store a 40 percent increase in foot candles, without increasing the overall ambient lighting.

The finished product is less abrasive and less compartmentalized, minimizing the store's department store look.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: Forbes Shea, Freeport, Maine; Barton A. Forbes (principal)

Client: Cole Haan, Yarmouth, Maine

Architect: Helpern Architects, New York

General Contractor: Price Woods Inc., New York

Photographer: Steven Fazio, Portland, Maine

Expediter: JAM Consultants, New York

Lighting Consultant: Schuler and Schook, Minneapolis

Electrical Engineer: TRIAD Consulting Engineers, Morris Plains, N.J.

Mechanical Engineer: Castle Air-Conditioning Corp., Long Island City, N.Y.

Structural Engineer: Stanley Goldstein PC, New York

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: Maine Wood and Design, Cape Neddick, Maine (wood cabinetry); Kaltech Industries, New York (metal/signage); Hamilton Furniture, West Palm Beach, Fla. (chairs, stools and tables); Steve Nutting Fine Cabinetry, Hiram, Maine (mahogany table tops); ADL/Standard Electric, Glouster, Mass. (lighting); MechoShade Systems Inc., Long Island City, N.Y. (sun shades); Garcy Spacemaster, Mira Loma, Calif. (belt/accessory hooks); Bloomsburg Carpet Mill, Bloomsburg, Pa. (carpet); Stroheim and Romann, N ew York (Ultra Suede)

In the category of Renovated Specialty Stores - 2,000 to 5,000 sq. ft., White Hen Pantry, Elmhurst, Ill., was awarded the 1998 SADI for its design of Franny's Food Express in Rolling Meadows, Ill.

White Hen Pantry had the challenge of converting a 4,200 sq. ft. bank with brown masonry and two gable roofs into a bright, welcoming shop that would appeal to hungry people with busy lifestyles.

To achieve the exterior look, designers added a third gable to the roof and white Dryvit. The entire structure was then painted white. Green trim and awnings finished the look. Franny's tag line, "Good Food on the Go!" greets customers from its spot on the awning face over the front door.

With the objective of creating an interior that emphasized a clean, kitchen-like feel, designers tore out the entire bank layout. The new look features the crisp look of white and green vinyl flooring, stainless steel fixtures, white ceramic tile and wire merchandising shelves.

The store, which sells prepared hot and cold food, frozen meals, wines, etc., is divided into two areas. The retail area, which features snacks, wines, baked goods, flowers, pastas and meals for home preparation, occupies the center of the space. It comprises wire pods, with changeable elliptical signage, and island freezers.

The signs are not the only changeable feature of the design. Many of the store's fixtures and cases are easily moved because of the extra drains and utilities provided to each area in anticipation of expansion and redesigns.

The prepared meals display, with refrigerated and heated cases, a beverage counter, seating areas and a modular checkout surround the central retail area. The open flow of the store helps it live up to its goal of feeding people on the go.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: White Hen Pantry Inc., Elmhurst, Ill.; Scott T. Henry (manager, new store development)

Client: Franny's Food Express, Rolling Meadows, Ill.

Architect: White Hen Pantry, Elmhurst, Ill.; The Johnson Group, Park Ridge, Ill.

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: U.S. Refrigeration, Wauconda, Ill. (refrigerators); Seco, St. Louis, Mo. (heated and refrigerated prepared food containers); Rational, Elgin, Ill. (ovens); Foodservice Solutions Inc., Buffalo Grove, Ill. (Henny Penny holding ovens); Marlin/ESP and ShelfKote, Wheeling, Ill. (stainless steel equipment and sinks, wire shelving); Avenue Metal, Chicago (custom specialty fixtures)

In the category of Renovated Specialty Stores - over 5,000 sq. ft., Jon Greenberg & Associates (JGA), Southfield, Mich., was awarded the 1998 SADI for its design of the Warner Bros. Flagship Store in New York.

The JGA team was challenged with transforming a three-floor specialty store into nine floors of interactive, entertaining retail showcasing the Warner Bros. brand. The project's goal was to create an environment that establishes a new standard in entertainment retailing, one that meets families' entertainment expectations, as well as providing a new place to shop.

Using the department store as a model, the Warner Bros. Store accomplishes a sense of place and variety for the shopper's experience by developing distinctive environments on each floor. The floors are tied together by their products' stars, the Looney Tunes.

"Looney Tunes and Friends Meet New York," a five-story, 50-foot by 40-foot, 3-D wall sculpture, was built adjacent to the escalators on each level. The two-story Bugs Bunny, in the role of the Statue of Liberty, greets a Circle Line sightseeing boat filled with other Looney Tunes characters.

The lobby, one of several non-retail areas in the store, is easily reprogrammed for product or theatrical launches.

Children can play in the Wacky Acme Labs interactive area, which features a two-story, funnel-like plasma display as well as a candy factory with different types of candy displayed in distorted Plexiglas tubes.

The fifth-floor Gallery, decorated with specially constructed alcoves that use a color palette of whites, grays, black and cream with stainless steel and light woods, features limited-edition art.

There's even a party room for press conferences, receptions and children's birthday celebrations. Instead of being decorated in Looney Tune fashion, the party room exhibits a wall mural of Superman and Supergirl represented in the Pop Art style of Roy Lichtenstein.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: Jon Greenberg & Associates, Southfield, Mich.; Kenneth Nisch (chairman); June E. Lester (creative director); Mike O'Neill (studio director); Jon Ebersole (senior designer); Renae M. Hawley (material color manager)

Client: Warner Bros. Studio Store, Burbank, Calif.

Architect: Jon Greenberg & Associates

Photographer: Scott Frances

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: Toshiba, Wayne, N.J. (video wall); ASF Glass Inc., West Babylon, N.Y. (curtain wall, storefronts); Complete Construction Consortium Inc., New York (drywall & ceilings); Consolidated Carpet, Brooklyn, N.Y. (flooring & limestone); Joseph Corcoran Marble, Huntington, N.Y. (marble & ceramic tile); Kenney Drapery Associates Inc., Bronx, N.Y. (fabric-wrapped panels); D. Magnun & Co. Inc., Mount Vernon, N.Y. (terrazzo); Maxwell Lumber Co., New York (wood doors); NJS Carpentry, Union, N.J. (store fixtures, millwork & theater view ports); A. Ottavino Corp., Ozone Park, N.Y. (exterior stone); I.J. Peisers & Sons Inc., New York (wood flooring); Schindler Elevator Corp., New York (elevator, escalator); Tobron Office Furniture Corp., New York (theater seating); W&W Products, Nanuet, N.Y. (interior metal & glass); Triad, St. Louis, Mo. (countertops & forms); Silverstream Production & Design, (custom metalwork); The Knoll Group, East Greenville, Pa. (furniture); Duggal Color, New York (graphics & murals); Ecart International, Paris (lighting); Goldsmith, Long Island City, N.Y. (mannequins); Pucci International, New York (mannequins); Golden Oldies, Flushing, N.Y. (props); T.O.M.T., New York (sculptures); Vignelli Associates, New York (signage); Virginia Tile Co., Farmington, Mich. (mosaic); PermaGrain, Newtown Square, Pa. (mosaic); Benjamin Moore, Cleveland (paint); Creative Finishes, New York (encaustic finishes/wallcoverings); Penwal Industries, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (graphics, murals & children's interactive display); Starfire Glass, Pittsburgh (glass panels); YDI Inc., New York (skylight); Warner Bros. Scenic Art Department (mural)

In the category of Renovated Department Stores, Pavlik Design Team, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was awarded the 1998 SADI for the design of Lord & Taylor - Center City in Philadelphia.

Pavlik was charged with creating a new flagship store within the confines of Lord & Taylor's existing seven-story, 1911 landmark building. Where five levels of shopping had previously been employed, the new design condensed the commerce areas to the first three floors, leaving the remaining floors for office space.

Before the store's new looks could be implemented, the existing 1940s mechanicals were replaced and lighting within the high-ceiling spaces was upgraded to new, high-output energy-efficient lighting. In addition, the marble walls and floors were acid-cleaned and repolished to look like new again.

The Grand Court, with its seven-story, 150-foot atrium soaring through the middle of the building, is the heart of the store. Also located just off the court is the world's largest pipe organ, originally from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, on which concerts are played daily for shoppers.

The men's department, with 24-foot arched ceilings and promenades lined with neo-Classical columns, has a warm, men's-club ambience with cream marble floors with imperial green borders, cherry millwork with ebony accents and antique copper lamps uplighting plaster cornices.

Throughout the store, shoppers find merchandise displayed in a variety of manners. In ladies shoes, a previously open arcade was filled in with residential-style armoires made of Makore wood that house different shoe vignettes. Slabs of wood and glass hold merchandise in designer bridge sportswear, while curved walls with fabric-wrapped panels serve as the backdrop for designer bridge dresses.

Off the main concourses, the flooring and furnishings in the different departments tend to the softer side. In ladies shoes, Missoni-inspired area carpets hold spiral settees. Patterned carpet in light spice tones highlights the clothing in designer bridge sportswear.

The mixture of textures and styles gives the store's departments cohesive yet stylishly singular looks.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: Pavlik Design Team, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Ronald J. Pavlik (president/CEO); Luis Valladares (director of design);Cesar Lucero (director of planning); Fernando Castillo (designer)

Client: May Design and Construction, St. Louis

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: Manhattan Store Interiors, Brooklyn, N.Y. (fixtures); Amertec Granada, Miami (perimeter); Goodman Charlton, Los Angeles (furniture); Massaro Inc., Oakmont, Pa. (flooring); Indy Lighting Inc., Fishers, Ind. (lighting); S. Edwards, Temple, Texas (laminates); Wilsonart, Temple, Texas (laminates); Wolf Gordon, Long Island, N.Y. (wallcoverings); Design Tex, New York (wallcoverings); Arc-Com, Orangeburg, N.Y. (wallcoverings); Kravet Fabrics, Bethpage, N.Y.(wallcoverings); Rodolph, Sonoma, Calif. (wallcoverings); Waverly, New York (wallcoverings); Scalamandre, Ronkonkoma, N.Y. (wallcoverings)

In the category of Renovated Enclosed Centers - one level, Cooper Carry Inc., Atlanta, was awarded the 1998 SADI for its design of Coastland Center Mall in Naples, Fla.

Cooper Carry used traditional Florida beach-house design elements to create a new look for this renovation and expansion project. The theme was applied to everything from site development to parking decks. The center's unified look culminates in the mall's new food court, which is laid out in a large elliptical shape and trimmed with painted wood resembling wind-blown sawgrass. The food court is surrounded by sunscreens topped with clerestory natural light and 20-foot-tall replica Washingtonia palms that terminate at a sunscreen-shaded gazebo, which creates a dramatic entrance from the local-specimen landscaped grounds.

Inside, the mall's design features palm frond patterns, trellises that are both vertical and cantilevered, and skylights with gazebo structures. The design also has a respect for the area's wide, open spaces, evidenced by broad thoroughfares and a ceiling painted midnight blue and lit by twinkle lights depicting the night sky.

Outside, the parking decks and mall entrances also revel in this coastal feel. The decks are shaded by laser-cut aluminum panels, recalling the trellises used inside. Mall entrances are constructed of stucco-clad masonry covered with metal roofs resting on open wood joists. The mall entrances are also protected by louvered sunscreens.

The parking decks were designed with customer safety and convenience in mind. Elements of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) were integrated into the decks. The result: 17-ft. floor-to-floor heights, artificial light levels that average seven footcandles, light fixtures located over the cars instead of driving surface, reduced visual obstructions at the ground plane, and intercom and security camera systems.

The areas between the parking decks and mall entrances were treated as comfort zones, landscaped with unusual specimen and flowering trees to denote major entrance spines and customer amenities such as park benches, telephones and bicycle racks.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: Cooper Carry Inc., Atlanta; Gar Muse (principal-in-charge); Angelo Carusi (project manager); Greg Miller (project architect - mall expansion); Mike Hernandez (project architect - decks); Mark Smith (landscape architect)

Client: Coastland Center Joint Venture, c/o LaSalle Partners Limited (owner's agent), Chicago

Architect: Cooper Carry Inc., Atlanta

General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Structural Engineers: Stanley D. Lindsey & Associates Ltd., Marietta, Ga. (mall); Walker Parking Consultants/Engineers Inc., Tampa, Fla. (parking garages)

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineers: Barrett, Woodyard & Associates Inc., Atlanta

Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla.

Transportation Consultant: Barr, Dunlop & Associates Inc., Tallahassee, Fla.

Landscape Architect: Cooper Carry Inc., Atlanta

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: Ceramic Tile and Marble Consultants Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla. (floor tile); Thompson Lighting Design, Atlanta (lighting); Ardaman & Associates Inc., Fort Myers, Fla. (geotechnical consulting)

In the category of Renovated Open Centers, LandGrant Development, San Diego, was awarded the 1998 SADI for its design of Clairemont Town Square in San Diego.

In this renovation, LandGrant's missions were to provide a sense of place the community could be proud of, replace functionally obsolete mall space with buildings that suit current and future needs, diversify and update the tenant mix, and improve access and circulation within the center. Mission accomplished.

When LandGrant took over the center in 1992, many areas were closed off from other areas, thus preventing a unified shopping experience. The redesign created a visible connection between two existing entrances, opening up the center as a whole. The entrances have been updated with vibrant sculptural signage and tall landscaping. The tall look continues into the center along a colonnade.

The center's new image and accessibility make it a better place to shop and, through the rebuilding of a cherished clock tower, a better neighbor for its community. By expanding and updating the center from 137,000 sq. ft. to 503,000 sq. ft., Clairemont Town Center was able to attract a host of new tenants meeting the needs of today's consumer.

Along with a continuous path of travel, easily accessed by handicapped shoppers, the center has addressed traffic issues by separating "harbors" for lifestyle (movie theater) from those for convenience (grocery stores). Brilliant flashes of color jazz up the center, while awnings bring the stores' exteriors down to a human scale. Among the center's shops, customers find a community plaza that serves as a gathering and recreation spot for shoppers and community residents.

And the credit goes to AWARD RECIPIENT: LandGrant Development, San Diego; Sam Marasco (principal); Sharon Hibbert; Chip Swanson; Chris Smith

Client: Ohio Teachers Retirement, Columbus, Ohio

Architect: Austin Design Group, San Diego

General Contractor: HBD Construction, San Diego

Photographer: Jim Woodward

Civil Engineers: Burkett & Wong, San Diego

Structural Engineer: Austin Design Group, San Diego

Electrical Engineer: Kanrad Engineering Inc., San Diego

Traffic Engineer: Darnell & Associates, San Diego

Landscape Architect: Teshima Design Group, San Diego

Product Manufacturers/Suppliers: American Sheet Metal, Santee, Calif. (canopies, trellis); East County Tile & Marble, Santee, Calif. (ceramic tile); Howard's Rug, San Diego (carpet); RA Cabinets, Vista, Calif. (millwork); The Shooter Co., San Diego (landscaping); Graphic Solutions, San Diego (sign program and design)

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