In collaboration with R. Douglas Mansfield Architect, Inc., this new retail project honors the specific design guidelines as established by the city of Rancho Santa Fe.
The two story commercial shell building is the first of its kind to join downtown Rancho Santa Fe in over 20 years. In order to maintain a cohesive look with the rest of the community, great care was taken to design Plaza de Acacias in the Spanish/Mission architectural style. The new building consists of a Banc of California on the ground level with Scripps Investments Offices on the second.
Precast concrete decorative elements – columns, window sills, lintels, and pediments – enhance the architectural style, so ubiquitous to the Rancho Santa Fe community. Sustainable elements include increased wall thickness and insulation, dual glazed windows and doors, and drought tolerant landscaping.