Projects

  • El Paso, Texas: The Northgate Mall Redevelopment is a complex mix of 300,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment, office space and 450 units of housing, located on the 31-acre site of a failed mall located in the suburbs of El Paso

  • San Dimas, California: A new light rail station located at the western terminus of the City's main street provides the catalyst for a new planning vision with robust preservation strategies that will maintain the downtown's historic character.

  • Redlands, California: The University Village at the University of Redlands is a town-gown project centered on the terminus station of the soon-to-be-built Redlands Passenger Rail Project.

  • Rohnert Park, California: This 100,000-square-foot retail and 600-unit transit village is designed around a network of pedestrian-scaled blocks and streets centered on a central park that is visually connected to a new light rail station and to the suburban commercial developments of the surrounding blocks.

  • Montclair, California: The North Montclair Transit Village Specific Plan mitigates the City’s sprawl by establishing a framework and development strategy for a pedestrian-oriented retail and residential district surrounding the city’s regional transit center.

  • Los Angeles, California: Leveraging recent public investment in four new Gold Line stations, this new plan will enhance the public realm through a variety of innovative design, landscape, transportation, economic and preservation strategies.

  • Santa Ana, California: Santa Ana’s historic center is being transformed, rectifying the urban renewal-based practices of the past 40 years and leveraging the area’s historic and cultural character to attract new investment and reaffirm the City's identity.

  • San Antonio, Texas: A form-based code with a detailed implementation strategy provides the framework for transforming an under-performing area immediately north of downtown San Antonio into a lively pedestrian-oriented district.

  • Somerville, Massachusetts: Located on a 5.5-acre triangular site just outside of Boston, MaxPac Square is a 199-unit transit-oriented neighborhood infill that includes 25 affordable housing units.

  • Pasadena, California: Del Mar Station is a transit-oriented development surrounding a prominent Gold Line Metro Station, on the line that connects Los Angeles and Pasadena.

  • Los Angeles, California: A 450,000-square-foot mixed-use building sited directly across from a major downtown Metro station, Pico & Flower is an 18-story transit-oriented development on 1.13 acres.

  • Placentia, California: This 110-acre transit-oriented district restores Placita Santa Fe, Placentia’s original town, and creates two new neighborhoods on derelict industrial land.

  • South Pasadena, California: A transit-oriented development adjacent to a light rail station, Mission Meridian provides 67 condominiums and 5,000 square feet of retail space for those interested in commuting by train.

  • Santa Clarita, California: An historic Southern California community located in the 250-square mile Santa Clarita Valley, Newhall has been gradually surrounded by suburban development over the past 50 years.

  • Culver City, California: Adjacent to the historic Helms Bakery complex in Culver City, Culver Crossings consolidated an amorphous area into a major town center.

  • Azusa, California: A component of Azusa’s new General Plan and Development Code, Azusa Station established the new Gold Line light rail station as the northern anchor to the City’s downtown.

  • Oakland, California: This ten-acre mixed-use transit-oriented development located near downtown Oakland will revitalize a blighted and fractured community surrounding one of Oakland’s seven BART stations.

  • Burbank, California: This plan proposes a pedestrian-friendly, 600-unit mixed-use transit village on 11 acres of land divided by the Metrolink and the Golden State Freeway.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Alvarado Center plan repairs the damages that 1960s urban renewal brought to Albuquerque’s historic center, adding retail, housing and offices and guiding the reconstruction of the Alavardo Hotel and the Santa Fe Depot.

Thoughts

  • For the past 20 years, Moule & Polyzoides has focused on the planning of sustainable cities through the architectural and urban design of transit-oriented developments and their mixeduse neighborhoods and districts.

  • Throughout human history, people have settled the land based on two fundamental desires, to be both in motion and in place.

Talks

Press

  • Gillian Drummond profiles the Mercado Neighborhood project in Tucson, Arizona which survived the 2008 economic crisis and has become a key piece of an increasingly popular district.

  • Case study of South Pasadena's Mission Meridian Village in "Build a Better Burb / The Long Island Index"

  • Case study of Mission Meridian Village, published in Greater Greater Washington blog.

  • Elizabeth Moule & Stefanos Polyzoides discuss their practice, New Urbanism, their partnership and their life together in Pasadena.

  • Elizabeth Moule discusses the Moule & Polyzoides New Urbanist philosophy, its sustainable practices and bridging the gap between modernity and historical traditions.

  • Los Angeles Times interview with Stefanos Polyzoides, who reflects on his early years and education, the New Urbanism, pet peeves and current projects—plus living, loving, and working with his partner, Elizabeth Moule.

  • Kai Ryssdal interviews Elizabeth Moule about Mission Meridian Village and the changing habits of American commuters.

  • A CBS news report about new signs that Americans are beginning to make big changes in where they live, what they drive and how they get to work as gas prices zoom ever higher.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports about changing housing and commuting habits of Americans, focusing on Del Mar Station.

  • Del Mar Station sets an example for car-free, sustainable living writes Pasadena Magazine of the innovative mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

  • Mercado Neighborhood, the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Del Mar Station Transit Village are featured in this book of exemplary urban design.

  • The Los Angeles Times examines the collaboration between Creative Housing Associates and Moule & Polyzoides that led to the award-winning mixed-use TOD, Mission Meridian Village.

  • New York Times article about frustration with ever worsening traffic features Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • New Urban News article about South Pasadena's Mission Meridian Village which the author calls one of the "most striking examples of dense mixed-use development along the Los Angeles region's expanding network of light-rail lines."

  • AirTalk's Larry Mantle discusses New Urbanism with Stefanos Polyzoides, Ventura City Manager Rick Cole and Creative Housing Associates President Michael Dieden.

  • In response to the growing awareness of the effect that buildings have on the natural environment, Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-LA reports on efforts to build in a sustainable manner, focusing on the LEED-Platinum Robert Redford Building that we designed for the NRDC.

  • Los Angeles needs thoughtful urbanists such as Moule & Polyzoides, not insensitive starchitects, writes Gloria Ohland in the LA Weekly.

  • Los Angeles Times article about transit villages in Southern California, featuring Mission Meridian Village.

  • Architecture Magazine interview with Stefanos Polyzoides about anti-sprawl development.

  • Pasadena Weekly article about Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design article about courtyard housing in Southern California, featuring three of our projects

  • Report from the Council on the New Urbanism, focusing on urban infill development. Features three Moule & Polyzoides projects: Del Mar Station Transit Village, Mission Meridian Village and UCLA SW Campus Graduate Student Housing. Includes two essays by Stefanos Polyzoides: "Housing Fabric as Town Form" and "The Plazas of New Mexico."

  • An article in Grid about a new form of real estate financing that underwrites innovative forms of development such as the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor.

  • New Urban News article about the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor project.

  • Places article by Todd Bressi about Alvarado Center in Albuquerque.

  • Wall Street Journal article about the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor project, which revitalizes an important downtown neighborhood in Albuquerque.

News