Santa Monica Place

Owner: Macerich

Architect: Omniplan

Landscape Architect: LRM

General Contractor: Whiting Turner

Santa Monica Place is a modern shopping and dining venue nestled between the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Beach Pier. Accented with unique architecture and works of art, Santa Monica Place offers exclusive stores, local and independently owned shops, as well as a dining deck featuring high quality food and cuisine. Eight unique and new L.Q.S. finishes were used to create the entire 128,000 square feet of hardscape on all three levels including decks, walkways and terraces over waterproofed structure and on grade.

We wanted to use Lithocrete® right from the beginning. The rich and varied finishes married perfectly with the design theme. We were faced with a challenging budget and schedule, which the Shaw team understood and engaged. We worked closely with Ron Shaw, fine tuning the paving layout and design to make the installation more efficient, allowing us to use nicer finishes. It was the first true ‘value engineering’ meeting I ever attended. Ron and the Shaw team were a true partner in the process and it shows in the final product.

– Charles Elliott, LRM