Arbor Faire & Broadway Faire

Spieker Properties
Fresno, CA

Spieker Partners commissioned S.I.M. in 1991 to design two adject shopping centers totaling a significant 300,000 square feet on Fresno’s rapidly developing West Shaw Avenue. It was to be the largest development of its kind built in that decade.  The centers, which serve as home for Mervyn’s, Home Express (now Smart and Final), Home Depot, PetsMart, Blockbuster Video, United Artist Movie Theater, See’s Candies and others are designed around simple carefully proportioned canopies and facades. The concept was to intentionally avoid many of the faddish elements and decorations found on many centers at the time to give Arbor Faire and Broadway Faire a classical, timeless appeal.