A few months ago we were approached to do a design project for Dr. Khalepari in a brand new shopping center. Dr. Khalepari proudly showed us the modern architectural design that had been strongly influenced by comments of the surrounding residential community.
The shopping center would include two outdoor plazas, water features, two outdoor fireplaces situated along the outdoor seating area and landscaping consisting of approximately 230 new trees.
In addition. Dr. Khalepari was happy to announce that the shopping center design would conform to the City’s “Silver” rating LEED requirement. This means that the shopping center is considered a “green building.” Green buildings are structures that use valuable resources such as energy, water, materials, and land more efficiently than buildings that are simply built to code. Green buildings are kind to the environment and provide healthy, comfortable, productive indoor spaces. So we had to be sure that all materials would conform to the Leed requirements.
We were impressed with the unique architectural building design and knew that the interior design should be as impressive.
The interior space was an interesting challenge because of the ceilng heights. As you enter the suite the ceiling is 25 feet high then slopes down to 17 feet where it levels off and remains at that height for the balance of the suite. This made for a wonderful design opportunity.