Hemet Valley Mall
Built in the late 70’s the Hemet Valley Mall needed to be re-positioned both in image as well as layout. Matalon Architecture and Planning was charged to turn this existing inward-oriented complex into one that opened up to the exterior to allow tenants to have visibility and access directly from the exterior. As well a new, updated interior and exterior face-lift was given to the 350,000 square-foot complex. A tight timeline was met to assure that the mall was fully operational by the Holiday Shopping Season.
Glendale Federal Bank
This 1,250 square foot branch office houses a new full-service facility for Glendale Federal Bank within an existing supermarket; their first such bank in Southern California. The design encompasses a large arched entryway, a barrel vault ceiling over the officers’ platform, three teller stations, two new account desks, an ATM, and a night deposit.
Located at a key street intersection in the Village of La Jolla, California, this two story mixed-use project provides 11,500 square feet of retail and office space, along with nineteen subterranean parking spaces.
The building establishes a 15-foot tall base as required by the village design guidelines, and then steps back to create a second floor with a series of balconies.
Warm, traditional stone materials are used to blend with the vernacular of the village’s palette, while a gently curved metal roof is incorporated to set a modern tone to the building.
Arise Scaffold & Equipment Distribution Center
This two-acre complex includes administrative offices, a central warehouse, a four-bay vehicle maintenance shop facility, and a major staging/storage yard. The office portion of the project has high public traffic areas at the ground level and private administrative offices at the second level. The design utilizes a playful layered grid which terminates with a gable over the second floor entry, forming the company’s logo: a vertical arrow.
The project received the Commercial Industrial Council’s Gold Tower award for “Best Industrial Build-to-Suit Project,” for its “pleasant, innovative style.”