Strip malls have dotted city landscapes for decades, but modern consumers want more than convenient access and parking. Patrons demand a pleasurable atmosphere that invites them to shop, dine and be seen. Often these new developments become a center of attraction for cities and towns, creating a hub for activities and events. With this goal in mind, Gallo Herbert Architects creates sophisticated architectural designs for redevelopment and new construction projects that meet planning and zoning requirements while maximizing land use. The firm’s designs attract the right mix of independent and franchise retailers so that the overall built environment becomes “a town place” where consumers experience increased satisfaction from a “lifestyle center”.