Press

  • Gillian Drummond profiles the Mercado Neighborhood project in Tucson, Arizona which survived the 2008 economic crisis to become a key piece of an emergingly 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.

  • Elizabeth Moule & Stefanos Polyzoides discuss their practice, New Urbanism, their partnership and their life together in Pasadena.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • In response to the growing awareness of the effect that buildings have on the natural environment, Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-LA reports on efforts to build in a sustainable manner, focusing on the LEED-Platinum Robert Redford Building that we designed for the NRDC.

  • Los Angeles needs thoughtful urbanists such as Moule & Polyzoides, not insensitive starchitects, writes Gloria Ohland in the LA Weekly.

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

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

  • 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."

  • An article in Grid about a new form of real estate financing that underwrites innovative forms of development such as the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor.

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

  • 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.

Projects

  • 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: This 200-acre Master Plan, located just south of the Montecillo Neighborhood on a heavily sloping site in the center of the city, is the second development to emerge from the City of El Paso’s recently adopted Smart Code.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Somerville, Massachusetts: Located on a 5.5-acre triangular site just outside of Boston, MaxPac Square is a 199-unit Transit-Oriented Neighborhood infill that includes 25 affordable housing units.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Montclair, California: The North Montclair Transit Village Specific Plan mitigates the City’s sprawl by establishing a framework and development strategy for a pedestrian-oriented retail and residential District surrounding the city’s regional transit center.

  • 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.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The Mercado Neighborhood, 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.

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

  • 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: The First Street Village 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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