Contemporary Caribbean Lifestyle

Contemporary Caribbean Lifestyle

Project : The Mall of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Architects : Sanjiv Bhandari, BKBC Architects Inc, California

The Mall of San Juan is strategically located about one mile south of the international airport in San Juan on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. This high end retail center is located on a 24 acre site with approximately 400,000 sf of gross leasable area on mainly two levels with a few Food & Beverage tenants on a third level to take advantage of the great views. It is anchored by Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue department stores and supported by three parking decks providing over 4,000 parking spaces.

Inspired by the contemporary Caribbean lifestyle the architectural design connotes a sense of leisure and luxury. The colors and materials used evoke a distinctly Caribbean sense of place in a resort-like setting. Elegant details include, tropical materials, strategic lighting to bring the tropical sunshine, but not the heat and terraced outdoor dining to complement the essence of San Juan’s vibrant culture and heritage.

BKBC Architects provided Master Planning and collaborated during Design with three other architectural firms.

Awards: 2017 International Council of Shopping Center’s “Commendation” for Design & Development Award for New Development.

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About Architect Sanjiv Bhandari

Sanjiv is an internationally recognized expert in Master Planning and Urban Design for Retail-Centric Mixed-Use Projects. He has 40 years of experience in the practice of Architecture, Urban Design and Master Planning, spanning over 27 States in USA and in 12 countries around the globe. Sanjiv has dedicated his career in developing innovative solutions along with achieving high levels of client satisfaction. He is actively involved with various community and professional organizations in the shaping of the built environment.

About BKBC Architects Inc

BKBC Architects Inc. is an internationally recognized Planning and Design firm offering a full range of Architectural services for Shopping Centers and Mixed-Use Mall projects. The firm is committed to providing creative, logical, and functional design solutions for every project using contextual and regional architectural vocabulary. Our experienced staff works closely with clients to develop distinctive concepts that will function effectively and fulfill the client’s vision, as well as enrich the environment. We believe in the Green Building revolution and incorporate sustainable design principals in all our projects. All our undertakings reflect the interests and aspirations of our clients, community, time and place.

It has been our privilege to provide retail planning and design expertise to some of the world’s leading developers and renowned Architectural teams. It is our exceptional planning ingenuity that has placed us at the forefront of our profession and has lead to many repeat clients. Based in Walnut Creek, California, we have extensive work experience in over twenty-five states within the USA and over ten countries around the Globe.

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