• The Bloc

    Los Angeles, CA

  • The Bloc

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Green Circle Shopping Center

    Missouri

Mixed-use developments are popping up everywhere. Owners and developers understand people want one place where they can shop, eat, exercise, hang out and live. They are looking for a community that fits their lifestyle.

These developments create a community atmosphere by incorporating diverse options and amenities into a functional whole. This community lifestyle appeals to consumers – and the diversity of tenants appeals to owners.

The community aspect of mixed-use developments can make them challenging to design. Disparate tenants have different needs. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems must have the flexibility to serve a variety of requirements. HVAC, plumbing, lighting, electrical, fire prevention and other basic systems play different roles in a medical clinic than they do in a movie theatre.

Creating mixed-use communities requires a team effort. The owner, architect, developers and MEP designers need to communicate closely to ensure all aspects of the development are considered. At Dialectic, we prioritize collaboration with our clients and project partners.

With over 30 years of MEP design experience, we recognize the challenges of mixed-use developments. And since we’ve worked in a wide range of industries, we have the insight to design for tenants ranging from grocers to clinics and everything in between. Licensed in all 50 states and D.C., Dialectic can help create mixed-use spaces wherever they are needed.