64 West Colorado

In 2004, partnering with Townsend & Associates and an institutional investor, we acquired this functionally obsolescent movie theater in Pasadena, California’s historic district. Guided by discussions with local stakeholders and recognizing the importance of the property’s existing pedestrian environment, the design solution converted the windowless theater into multiple storefronts. The repositioning combined a modern interpretation of the street’s historic architecture, using glass, steel, and plaster with a corner tower for the Tiffany & Co. atlas. We sold the property in 2006.