“Success on the project may mean different things to each of us, but when our goals are mutual, the project wins.”
Period of Performance: February 2023
Scope: GCC was contracted by Dempsey Construction in conjunction with Zephyr Development to deliver facilitated Alignment for The Sandbox mixed-use development project in Solana Beach, California.
Major stakeholders: Included Zephyr Development, Gensler, and Dempsey Construction.
Project Description: Based on sound concepts of community compatibility, sustainability and environmental conservation, The Sandbox was designed as a two-story, mixed-use project organized around substantial public open space. Restaurants, retail, offices, luxury apartments and 2 levels of subterranean parking are all are located on the east-west open space plaza that also serves as a public way from Hwy 101 through the project to Sierra Avenue. This plaza serves also to separate the uses into discreet building forms, each with their own architectural expression that gives a sense of being developed over time. The single level retail and food and beverage structures that front 101 form an inviting pedestrian scale.