Projects

  • El Paso, Texas: The Northgate Mall Redevelopment is a complex mix of 300, 000 sf of retail, restaurant, entertainment, office space and 450 units of housing, located on the 31-acre site of a failed mall located in the suburbs of El Paso

  • West Hollywood, California: Situated in the City's heart, the La Peer is a 63,000-square-foot mixed-use project that seamlessly blends a 70-room hotel, several penthouse residences, a restaurant and high-end retail.

  • Westwood, California: Located in historic Westwood Village and currently under construction, Plaza la Reina is a 44-room residential hotel above retail surrounding a public courtyard.

  • Pasadena, California: A 155,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on a 58,000-square-foot site in Pasadena’s historic Playhouse District, organized around a series of courtyards and paseos.

  • Las Tablas, Republic of Panama: This 26,000 sqm town center located at the eastern edge of the village of La Tablas is Panama's first exurban commercial development based on new urbanist principles.

  • La Chorrera, Republic of Panama: La Chorrera Town Center features 600 dwelling units and 27,500 square meters of retail and office space in the suburbs of Panama City.

  • Zhengzhou, Republic of China: Provence Midtown is a mile-square new town located between the cities of Zhengzhou and Kaifeng in central China along a regional highway.

  • Fresno, California: This new plan addresses the long-term challenges of Fresno’s 7,200-acre core area, including the Fulton Corridor, the historic Fulton Mall and surrounding neighborhoods.

  • El Paso, Texas: Montecillo is 380-acre transit-oriented development located on a heavily sloping site in the center of the City, organized on a number of walkable pedestrian sheds with interconnected streets and open spaces.

  • Plaisance, Mauritius: A new 45-acre city center adjacent to the international airport in Mauritius, Plaisance Aeroville comprises two distinct places: a mid-rise retail and office campus and a low-rise mixed-use village.

  • Santa Monica, California: West Wilshire is a three-story, mixed-use, 30-unit courtyard housing project located on a one-acre site on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard between 23rd and 24th Streets.

  • Los Angeles, California: Leveraging recent public investment in four new Gold Line stations, this new Plan will enhance the public realm through a variety of innovative design, landscape, transportation, economic and preservation strategies.

  • Seaside, Florida: Located on a narrow mixed-use commercial site, this project provides 27 residential units, 1300 square feet of commercial space, a 300-square-foot community room and 31 subterranean parking spaces.

  • Beverly Hills, California: A new urban park, a 220-bed luxury hotel, a mixed-use office and retail building and 1,000 subterranean parking stalls reinvigorate the core of Beverly Hills, linking the walking streets of Cañon and Beverly Drives.

  • Fruitville, Florida: A coordinated strategy for ecologically responsible development of 346 acres in Sarasota County, the Fruitville Plan lays the armature for the creation of walkable Neighborhoods and Districts while preserving existing wetlands.

  • Paso Robles, California: The Uptown/Town Centre Specific Plan provides a vision for a 1,000-acre, 245-block planning area, merging rich historic traditions with contemporary needs.

  • Santa Ana, California: Santa Ana’s historic center is being transformed, rectifying the urban renewal-based practices of the past 40 years and leveraging the area’s historic and cultural character to attract new investment and reaffirm the City's identity.

  • Downey, California: The redevelopment of Downey Studios creates a true Town Center on an historic 80-acre property in Downey, California.

  • San Francisco, California: Located on the former home of Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Park, this project's two blocks of urban infill are coordinated with a larger Master Plan that creates a new residential community.

  • Freeport, New York: The Building a Better Freeport Vision Plan has become a regional and national model for revitalizing aging commercial corridors with transit-oriented development to establish economic vitality and community place-making.

  • Ventura, California: Parklands, a 67-acre Traditional Neighborhood Development in Ventura, California, is a sustainable community of 500 homes.

  • Rolling Hills Estates, California: This 18-unit mixed-use project is among the first developments designed following the implementation of the Moule & Polyzoides Deep Valley Master Plan Guidelines.

  • Hercules, California: Hercules Town Center, a Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Development just north of San Francisco, integrates a proposed train and ferry terminal into the City’s fabric and defines a mixed-intensity residential quarter that cascades to San Pablo Bay.

  • San Antonio, Texas: A form-based Code with a detailed implementation strategy provides the framework for transforming an under-performing area immediately north of downtown San Antonio into a lively pedestrian-oriented district.

  • Cotati, California: The faded downtown of Cotati, a Sonoma County city with a rich local history, has been revitalized with a charrette-led Specific Plan and Form-Based Code that articulates historically sensitive restoration and new development.

  • Santa Paula, California: The 500-acre East Area One Plan is organized into three walkable neighborhoods and a civic facilities district, preserving agricultural land in the hills.

  • Ventura, California: The Community Memorial Hospital District Master Plan introduces a replacement hospital building into a revitalized new hospital district.

  • Whittier, California: The Uptown Whittier Specific Plan updates the City’s 220-acre, 33-block historic retail core, preserving and drawing inspiration from the unique character and architectural styles of the area’s many historic buildings.

  • Glendale, California: As part of a mature neighborhood in north Glendale, this mixed-use development incorporates courtyard spaces, retail, offices and 100 units of housing.

  • King City, California: Immediately east of King City’s historic downtown lies 500 acres owned by Smith Monterey, a farming company that has owned the land since the early 1960s.

  • Pasadena, California: Del Mar Station is a Transit-Oriented Development surrounding a prominent Metro Rail stop on the Gold Line, which connects Los Angeles and Pasadena.

  • Hollywood, California: Located in the heart of old Hollywood near Sunset and Vine, 6630 Sunset Boulevard draws upon the Art Deco tradition of Hollywood’s boom in the 1920s and 1930s with a contemporary interpretation of that style.

  • Ventura, California: This nearly two-acre Mixed-Use Development is situated on the eastern edge of downtown in a revitalizing District.

  • City of Sunland Park, New Mexico: One of the largest cross-border regions of the greater El Paso/Ciudad Juarez metropolitan area, Sunland Park sits at the crossroads of the United States-Mexico border and at the juncture of three states: New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua.

  • Pismo Beach, California: Located within walking distance of the beach, 331 Wadsworth is an infill project that provides mixed-use and for-sale urban housing with cottage-style residential buildings and Spanish- and maritime-style commercial structures

  • Los Angeles, California: A 450,000-square-foot mixed-use building sited directly across from a major downtown Metro station, Pico & Flower is an 18-story Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Development on 1.13 acres.

  • Ventura, California: The Ventura Downtown Code is one of the first Form-Based Zoning Codes in California—the result of an extensive and detailed analysis of downtown Ventura’s existing streets, blocks, buildings, public open spaces and landscape.

  • Placentia, California: This 110-acre Transit-Oriented District restores Placita Santa Fe, Placentia’s original town, and creates two new Neighborhoods on derelict industrial land.

  • Visalia, California: The Southeast Area Master Plan is located on an 850-acre greenfield at the edge of Visalia, an important agricultural center founded in 1852 in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley.

  • Santa Clarita, California: An historic Southern California community located in the 250-square mile Santa Clarita Valley, Newhall has been gradually surrounded by suburban development over the past 50 years.

  • Ventura, California: Individual blocks, interconnected streets, inviting open spaces and a diverse array of building types form The Bluffs at Midtown, a walkable mixed-use community located in midtown Ventura.

  • West Hollywood, California: The Sunset Hotel & Residences draw inspiration from the rich Southern California courtyard tradition, providing 20 condominium units and 60 hotel rooms.

  • South Pasadena, California: A transit-oriented development adjacent to a light rail station, Mission Meridian provides 67 condominiums and 5,000 square feet of retail space for those interested in commuting by train.

  • Yorba Linda, California: The Downtown Development Plan will guide the revitalization of Yorba Linda's traditional core with a multi-faceted program that addresses retail, housing and civic issues.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: East Downtown is in the process of revitalizing its Central Avenue and Broadway Corridors with light rail and a comprehensive redevelopment strategy.

  • Santa Ana, California: Located north of downtown on a one-acre site, this mixed-use project consists of 45 units of housing configured around four unique courtyards that vary in orientation, size and massing.

  • Ventura, California: Located on a sloping site with beautiful ocean views in Ventura's pedestrian-oriented downtown, 42 North Chestnut is a mixed-use and Adaptive Reuse project with 51 condominium units on a nearly two-acre site.

  • Los Angeles, California: This project addresses an historically important commercial center, the large and underused Sears & Roebuck warehouse and its grounds in the Boyle Heights Neighborhood.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The market and cultural objectives of Tres Torres was to generate a superior New Urbanist Neighborhood with a form familiar yet new that would appeal to the local community in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • Culver City, California: Adjacent to the historic Helms Bakery complex in Culver City, Culver Crossings consolidated an amorphous area into a major Town Center.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The Mercado District, an important component in the restoration of the historic core of Tucson, is a fourteen-block, seven-plaza plan that will include 800 dwellings and 500,000 square feet of commercial space.

  • Lubbock, Texas: A mixed-use town-gown district on the western edge of Texas Tech benefits both the school and the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Azusa, California: A component of Azusa’s new General Plan and Development Code, Azusa Station establishes a future Gold Line light rail station as the northern anchor to the City’s downtown.

  • Oakland, California: This ten-acre mixed-use Transit-Oriented Development located near Downtown Oakland will revitalize a blighted and fractured community surrounding one of Oakland’s seven BART stations.

  • Burbank, California: This plan proposes a pedestrian-friendly, 600-unit mixed-use transit village on 11 acres of land divided by the Metrolink and the Golden State Freeway.

  • Santa Monica, California: Among the greenest buildings in the world, the LEED-Platinum Robert Redford Building for the NRDC houses the organization's west coast headquarters.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Alvarado Center plan repairs the damages that 1960s urban renewal brought to Albuquerque’s historic center, adding retail, housing and offices and guiding the reconstruction of the Alavardo Hotel and the Santa Fe Depot.

  • Los Angeles, California: The original aesthetic of the administration and reception room at Village Green was restored, uncovering a mural by noted Los Angeles artist Rico Lebrun, rehabilitating the building fabric and transforming the space into a community room.

News

Press

  • Gillian Drummond profiles the Mercado Neighborhood project in Tucson, Arizona which survived the 2008 economic crisis and has become a key piece of an increasingly popular district.

  • Case study of South Pasadena's Mission Meridian Village in "Build a Better Burb / The Long Island Index"

  • Case study of Mission Meridian Village, published in Greater Greater Washington blog.

  • "Curbed LA" report about the Moule & Polyzoides design for the 145,000-square-foot commercial project planned for Pasadena's historic Playhouse District.

  • Elizabeth Moule discusses the Moule & Polyzoides New Urbanist philosophy, its sustainable practices and bridging the gap between modernity and historical traditions.

  • Los Angeles Times interview with Stefanos Polyzoides, who reflects on his early years and education, the New Urbanism, pet peeves and current projects—plus living, loving, and working with his partner, Elizabeth Moule.

  • In this Center for Creative Land Recycling video, local residents share their own perspectives about redevelopment of Hunters Point in San Francisco.

  • Kai Ryssdal interviews Elizabeth Moule about Mission Meridian Village and the changing habits of American commuters.

  • A CBS news report about new signs that Americans are beginning to make big changes in where they live, what they drive and how they get to work as gas prices zoom ever higher.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports about changing housing and commuting habits of Americans, focusing on Del Mar Station.

  • New Urban News reports about how our River North District Master Plan will revitalize an underutilized 377-acre precinct and extend San Antonio's beloved Riverwalk.

  • Del Mar Station sets an example for car-free, sustainable living writes Pasadena Magazine of the innovative mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

  • A guide to form-based coding, with a forward by Stefanos Polyzoides.

  • Mercado Neighborhood, the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Del Mar Station Transit Village are featured in this book of exemplary urban design.

  • The Los Angeles Times examines the collaboration between Creative Housing Associates and Moule & Polyzoides that led to the award-winning mixed-use TOD, Mission Meridian Village.

  • Interior Design magazine profiles two of our recent courtyard housing projects and how they are changing the direction of Los Angeles housing.

  • New York Times article about frustration with ever worsening traffic features Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • Period Homes article about two of our courtyard housing projects in Southern California that are “proving the renewed vitality of the form.”

  • New Urban News article about South Pasadena's Mission Meridian Village which the author calls one of the "most striking examples of dense mixed-use development along the Los Angeles region's expanding network of light-rail lines."

  • AirTalk's Larry Mantle discusses New Urbanism with Stefanos Polyzoides, Ventura City Manager Rick Cole and Creative Housing Associates President Michael Dieden.

  • Terrain.org interview with Stefanos Polyzoides that ranges from New Urbanist philosophy to the Community of Civano, Del Mar Station, desert urbanism and the architecture of place.

  • Los Angeles Times article about transit villages in Southern California, featuring Mission Meridian Village.

  • Architecture Magazine interview with Stefanos Polyzoides about anti-sprawl development.

  • New Urban News article about the revitalization of Downtown Albuquerque, featuring Alvarado Center.

  • Pasadena Weekly article about Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design article about courtyard housing in Southern California, featuring three of our projects

  • Report from the Council on the New Urbanism, focusing on urban infill development. Features three Moule & Polyzoides projects: Del Mar Station Transit Village, Mission Meridian Village and UCLA SW Campus Graduate Student Housing. Includes two essays by Stefanos Polyzoides: "Housing Fabric as Town Form" and "The Plazas of New Mexico."

  • New Urban News article about the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor project.

  • John Dutton's book explores how many American architects have reclaimed urban and suburban land development as an important, contemporary architectural issue. Included are critiques of Alvarado Center, Hueco New Town, Civano, Los Angeles Downtown Strategic Plan and Playa Vista.

  • Places article by Todd Bressi about Alvarado Center in Albuquerque.

  • Wall Street Journal article about the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor project, which revitalizes an important downtown neighborhood in Albuquerque.

Thoughts

Talks

  • Director of Design Vinayak Bharne discussed Mission Meridian Village and Del Mar Station at the 2011 Urban Land Institute TOD Summit in Pasadena, California