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  The Shops at Gainey Village Page 16The Shops at Gainey Village
2425 East Camelback Road, #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Scottsdale, Arizona
Total Square Feet: 138,409
Construction Period: Nov 1999 to Jan 2001

Construction Team
General Contractor: The Renaissance Co. - 4636 East University, #245, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Structural Engineer: TLCP Structural Engineers - 2802 East Indian School, Phoenix, AZ 85011
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Peterson Associates - 7201 North Dreamy Draw, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Landscape Architect: IDEA, Inc. - 815 North 1st Avenue, #6, Phoenix, AZ 85003

The Shops at Gainey Village are a specialty retail property in Scottsdale, Arizona on a 14.3-acre parcel. The horse ranch which previously occupied the site strongly influenced the theme of the project, and is reflected in the rooflines, unique towers, and even the fountains that resemble horse troughs. The overall project incorporates a traditional, historical view of ranch buildings, with a contemporary flavor. This is a warm and stylish meeting place that encourages community gathering. Individual tower elements, low one-story buildings, and shade structures give the center an understated elegance.

The Shops at Gainey Village are located at the gateway of the Gainey Ranch master plan and have become, in a short period of time, a gathering place and a point of community for the area. The center, which incorporates several restaurants, is unlike the traditional shopping experiences found in the area. With shopping, dining, and skillful tenant mix, families have the opportunity to walk and ride bicycles to the shops. The overall design encourages this activity and creates an experience for the shopper. The developer had a thoughtful vision of what the project should be and the design team at DFD worked with the client to bring the vision to life.

The main building, comprised of 91,000 square feet of upscale shops, boutiques, family restaurants and fine dining, is a one-story building with interior heights ranging from 16 to 20 feet. There are some second floor and mezzanine areas inside individual tenant spaces. The building facades reflect a fashionable village atmosphere through varied massing, non-repetitive storefronts, and quality materials. Each tower is unique, with varied heights creating a comfortable community environment.

Four freestanding pad buildings comprise an additional 47,000 square feet of space. These buildings conform to the overall design character set by the main building through massing, detailing, and specified material usage. The pad buildings are similar in character, but complement the overall design. 

On-site parking is placed between the main building and pads, and is designed for ease of orientation and access. Project landscaping includes the use of date palms and other vegetation common to the area.

The site layout encourages pedestrian activity within a series of linked outdoor plazas. There are connections to adjacent properties, such as the Hyatt Resort, Gainey Suites, and nearby office developments. The plazas feature unique paving patterns with abundant landscaping that create environments for outdoor dining, kiosk retailing, and visitor enjoyment.

Both the developer and the city encouraged the heavy use of stone and articulated facades. The arcades, colors, and textures made the project unique, especially in light of the other area design projects that tend to be flamboyant and pretentious. The Shops at Gainey Village integrate a rich use of color, material, and texture to create a look of casual elegance.

Exterior Walls - EIFS: Senergy; Metal Doors & Frames: Steelcraft; Slate Tile: Arizona Tile; Entrances & Storefronts, Special Windows: Walters & Wolf; Exterior Lighting: Sternberg; Architectural Stone: Clone Stone Manufacturing; Postal Specialties: Auth-Florence.
Roof - Membrane: GAF; Metal Panels: Elward.
Interior Walls - Gypsum Board: United States Gypsum.

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