As the retail model grows, we’re taking on the largest projects.

McNamara • Salvia has over 20 years of experience in the structural design of shopping malls, retail complexes, and anchor stores. We have been able to apply our expertise to all types of retail structures as the retail model has evolved over the years. In the 1980’s and early 1990’s, we designed a significant number of two story enclosed malls for national mall developers such as The Rouse Company, General Growth Properties, and New England Development. In the mid 1990’s, McNamara • Salvia became the exclusive structural engineer for the largest developer of one story malls, The Mills Corporation. This relationship brought us the opportunity to work on Mills malls across the country from Orange, CA to Pittsburgh, PA. Though The Mills Corporation has dissolved, we are in the final stages of construction of the ultimate entertainment-retail complex envisioned by The Mills Corporation, Meadowlands Xanadu in East Rutherford, NJ.

We have been able to apply our expertise to all types of retail structures as the retail model has evolved over the years.

Today’s retail model focuses primarily on mixed use lifestyle centers. We recently completed a 1,300,000 square foot project adjacent to Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, for The Kraft Group, as well as Freeport Village Station, a mixed use plaza with 120,000 square feet of retail and parking for 550 cars, in Freeport, ME, for the L.L. Bean Corporation. We are also currently involved in the planning and design of several more large mixed use retail developments in Waltham, MA, Westwood, MA, and Plantation, FL.

Retail Experience

Below is a partial list of featured projects:

  • Arizona Mills – Tempe, AZ
  • Arbor Place Mall – Douglasville, GA
  • Arundel Mills – Anne Arundel County, MD
  • CHANEL Store – Boston, MA
  • Chestnut Hill Shopping Center – Newton, MA
  • Chestnut Hill Square – Newton, MA
  • Colorado Mills – Lakewood, CO
  • Concord Mills – Concord, NC
  • Fortunoff – White Plains, NY
  • Freeport Village – Freeport, ME
  • Grapevine Mills – Grapevine, TX
  • Katy Mills – Katy, TX
  • Littleton Commons – Littleton, MA
  • MarketStreet Lynnfield – Lynnfield, MA
  • Meadowlands American Dream – East Rutherford, NJ
  • Neiman Marcus – Natick, MA
  • Patriot Place – Foxborough, MA
  • Pittsburgh Mills – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Plaza Rio Hondo – Bayomon, Puerto Rico
  • Providence Place Mall – Providence, RI
  • Rivertown Crossing – Grandville, MI
  • Sawgrass Mills Expansion – Plantation, FL
  • Shaw’s Supermarket at the Prudential Center – Boston, MA
  • St. Louis Mills Mall – St. Louis, MO
  • The Block at Orange – Orange, CA
  • The Rialto – Orlando, FL
  • Wayside Commons – Burlington, MA

Mall Renovations

  • Natick Mall Expansion – Natick, MA
  • Palm Beach Fashion Outlets – West Palm Beach, FL
  • Restoration Hardware – Boston, MA
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