CASE STUDY THE IRVINE COMPANY

Headquartered in Southern California, The Irvine Company specializes in the development of master planned communities and lifestyle centers. BCV has worked with the Irvine Co. on an ongoing basis for more than a decade, helping to reposition and further develop prominent shopping and dining centers like Fashion Island, Spectrum Center, The Bluffs and Los Olivos. 

FASHION ISLAND - HISTORY

The original William Pereira Plan, realized in 1960.

Fashion Island is a lifestyle and retail center located in Newport Beach. Opened in 1967, the center is rooted in the ideas of a historic Italian city, and the detail of many of the buildings provide the “bones” of the transition into a luxury retail destination.


BCV has worked with The Irvine Co. to develop  design ideals for the evolution of the center based on artistic principles that arose during the Renaissance, in particular the ideals of perfection, order and harmony. These principles create a continuum of the luxury experience at The Irvine Company’s Resort at Pelican Hill, one that seeks to create an ethos of “relaxed formalism” in the retail environment.

Proposed plan - 2010.

BCV recognized that Fashion Island has elements that already suggest a sense of elegance and place-making unrivaled anywhere in Southern California. The proposed design maintains much of the existing organization of buildings and exterior spaces, but seeks to reinvent their detail, scale and proportions so that the facades are more classical in their construct.

Further, the intention is that the facades are not mere decorations, but are extensions of the structure within, so larger buildings can properly contain the retail tenant program.

 

JERDE VISION

JERDE PLAN - REALIZED 1989

2008 PLAN

FASHION ISLAND TODAY