Moving Retail Forward

As architects and planners, we are always looking forward. SGPA’s mission is to enrich the lives of future users and residents through design. Through our work, we will continue to adapt placemaking through unexpected global impacts. Our team of design … Continued

8 Ways to Reinvent Retail

As retail continues to rapidly evolve in this digital age, the need to reimagine shopping centers is greater than ever. The large size and central locations of retail centers make them great opportunities for redeveloping into new districts that integrate … Continued

Studio Spotlight: RETAIL

In an ever-changing and evolving world, our Retail Studio is reinventing and transforming retail into a place to be.  Keith Pittsford [Vice President], Philip D’Agostino [Principal], and Norman Sears [Senior Associate] lead the studio with a goal of finding ways to … Continued

Retail Goes to College

Four Objectives to Integrating Retail on a College Campus Colleges and universities facing fierce competition for the best and brightest students, as well as faculty and staff, are going on the offensive. While academic and financial considerations remain important, schools … Continued



Last week The Daily Transcript published a great article about our mixed-use Cedros project. The article explains, “SGPA senior designer Hilary Backman said the approach for the design was to create a building that reflected both the laid-back surf culture … Continued


Rossmoor Shopping Center Renovation

Rossmoor Shopping Center is destined to become the heart of its Walnut Creek community. In May, the Center received approval from the Walnut Creek Design Review Commission (DRC), the third of three approvals necessary to begin the Center’s dramatic redevelopment. … Continued


Reflections on ICSC LA

By: Keith Pittsford With almost 1,000 guests in attendance, the February ICSC event in LA was a success, provoking thoughtful discussions about the internet’s impact and the current risk/reward equation of development and retail sales.   With regard to the … Continued