Located in the rapidly growing area west of downtown Houston, Cinco Ranch blends both large format retail with a lifestyle center through a Texas ranch. The overall design shapes dynamic relationships between buildings, the landscape and surrounding developments at a scale that encourages pedestrian activity. The open-air retail center features shops, restaurants and office space. Particular attention was focused on encouraging pedestrian activity by linking the entire site with paths, plazas, water features, bicycle trails and pedestrian paths. Public art, creative seating, paving patterns and brilliantly colored graphics and signage all add to the pedestrian experience.