Thorson Baker + Associates - Consulting Engineers


TBA has designed over 75 million square feet of retail projects including open-air centers, mixed-use developments, regional malls, retail and outlet centers, anchor stores, and retail stores throughout the United States. Our retail experience also includes the development of national standards for a number of national retailers establishing prototype design standards

“Open-Air Centers” have taken center stage in the retail market nationwide. These upscale retail and entertainment centers are designed to provide a nostalgic “Main Street” with a downtown community center experience.

Mixed-use developments bring together residential, work, restaurant, and retail spaces with creative design solutions. A variety of live-work units, residential, community centers, offices, retail, and parking structures are included in these urban mixed-use developments. Sustainable design is occasionaly a consideration with design solutions that have included landscaped roof terraces and plazas.

In addition to new construction, TBA’s nationwide retail experience nationwide includes renovation, urban renewal, and redevelopment of new and existing structures as well as historic buildings, converting existing spaces for new revitalized urban retail centers.

Other Retail Projects
Client Project Name Location Cost Markets
Abercrombie & Fitch Over 145 Locations in 35 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
APEX Pharmacy-Optical
Apple Over 200 Locations in 35 States and Canada Anchor Stores & Tenants
Applebee's Restaurants
Aviation Mall Expansion and Renovation Queensbury, NY Regional & Enclosed Malls
Bar-B-Cutie's Restaurants
Barnes & Noble Anchor Stores & Tenants
Barton Creek Mall Renovation Austin, TX Regional & Enclosed Malls
Beachwood Place Expansion Beachwood, OH Regional & Enclosed Malls
Bed Bath & Beyond Over 70 Locations in 26 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Bennigan's Restaurants
Best Buy Over 80 Locations in 26 States and Puerto Rico Anchor Stores & Tenants
BJ's Wholesale Grocery
Brio / Bravo Restaurants
Buehler's Grocery
Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurants
Carrabba's Restaurants
Cedar Center North Euclid, OH Outlet & Retail Centers
Chagrin Highlands Shopping Center Beachwood, OH Outlet & Retail Centers
Charter One Banks
Chase Banks
Cherryvale Mall Rockford, IL Outlet & Retail Centers,Regional & Enclosed Malls
Chili's Restaurants
City of Westlake - Market Square Grocery
College Mall Bloomington, IN Regional & Enclosed Malls
Crocker Park Westlake, OH $480,000,000 Open Air & Lifestyle Centers
CVS Pharmacy-Optical
Dave's Supermarkets Grocery
Dick's Sporting Goods / Field & Stream Over 200 Locations in 26 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
East Towne Mall Expansion Madison, WI Regional & Enclosed Malls
Eastland Mall Columbus, OH Regional & Enclosed Malls
Easton Town Center Columbus, OH Open Air & Lifestyle Centers
Erskine Village Shopping Center South Bend, IN Outlet & Retail Centers
Fashion Outlets of Chicago Rosemont, IL Outlet & Retail Centers
Fayette Mall Renovation Lexington, KY Regional & Enclosed Malls
First Merit Banks
Fisher Foods Grocery
Food Lion Grocery
Forest Fair Mall Cincinnati, OH Regional & Enclosed Malls
Forever 21 Over 60 Locations in 23 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Fossil Anchor Stores & Tenants
Fresh Market Grocery
Fresh Thyme Grocery
Geneva Commons Geneva, OH Open Air & Lifestyle Centers
Germantown Plaza II Germantown, WI Outlet & Retail Centers
Giant Eagle Grocery
Greeceridge Center Greece, NY Regional & Enclosed Malls
Guernsay Crossing Chillicothe, OH Outlet & Retail Centers
H&M Over 400 Locations in 31 States, DC and Canada Anchor Stores & Tenants
Harbison Court Columbia, SC Outlet & Retail Centers
Hay Creek Shops Bismarck, ND Outlet & Retail Centers
Heinen's Grocery
Heinen's at The 9 Cleveland, OH Grocery
hhgregg Over 190 Locations in 18 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Holyoke Mall Holyoke, MA Regional & Enclosed Malls
IHOP Restaurants
Janesville Mall Redevelopment Janesville, WI Regional & Enclosed Malls
Jared Jewelry Over 180 Locations in 37 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Kay Jewelers Over 400 Locations in 48 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Lenscrafters Anchor Stores & Tenants,Pharmacy-Optical
Limited Brand Stores Over 30 Locations in 21 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Macy's Anchor Stores & Tenants
Marketplace at Braintree Braintree, MA Outlet & Retail Centers
Marketplace Mall Henrietta, NY Regional & Enclosed Malls
Marquette Savings Banks
Marshall's Over 25 Locations in 11 States and DC Anchor Stores & Tenants
Max & Erma's Restaurants
Melt Bar & Grilled Restaurants
Mustard Seed Grocery
Nanuet Grocery Store Nanuet, NY Grocery
Nordstrom Rack Anchor Stores & Tenants
Northway Mall Redevelopment Pittsburgh, PA Outlet & Retail Centers
O'Charley's Restaurants
Palisades Mall West Nyack, NY Regional & Enclosed Malls
Panera Restaurants
Park North San Antonio, TX Outlet & Retail Centers
Payless Shoes Over 5 Locations in 4 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Pearle Vision Pharmacy-Optical
Pembroke Mall Virginia Beach, VA Outlet & Retail Centers
Petco Over 5 Locations in 4 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
PetSmart Over 25 Locations in 18 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
PNC / National City Banks
Poplar Commons Memphis, TN Outlet & Retail Centers
Port City Java Restaurants
Prime Outlets Orlando, FL Outlet & Retail Centers,Regional & Enclosed Malls
Publix Grocery
Saks Fifth Avenue White Plains, NY Anchor Stores & Tenants
Sam's Club Grocery
Settlers Ridge Pittsburgh, PA Open Air & Lifestyle Centers,Outlet & Retail Centers
Sharri's Restaurants
Shoney's Restaurants
Shops at Midtown Miami, FL Open Air & Lifestyle Centers
Skyview Plaza Orlando, FL Outlet & Retail Centers
SoDo Mixed-Use Development Orlando, FL Open Air & Lifestyle Centers
Staples Over 25 Locations in 11 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Starbucks Restaurants
Stop 'N' Shop Grocery
Swenson's Restaurants
Taco Bell Restaurants
Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Grand Rapids, MI Outlet & Retail Centers
Tanger Outlets Southaven Southaven, MS Outlet & Retail Centers
The Lakes Mall Muskegon, MI Regional & Enclosed Malls
The Promenade Bolingbrook, IL Open Air & Lifestyle Centers
The Shops at Fallen Timbers Maumee, OH Open Air & Lifestyle Centers
The Waterfront Port Chester, NY Open Air & Lifestyle Centers
Third Federal Banks
Tractor Supply Over 17 Locations in 9 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Trader Joe's Grocery
ULTA Over 15 Locations in 7 States Anchor Stores & Tenants
Uptown Shopping Center Solon, OH Outlet & Retail Centers
Victoria Gardens Rancho Cucamonga, CA Open Air & Lifestyle Centers
Weis Stores Grocery
West Towne Mall Expansion Madison, WI Regional & Enclosed Malls
Whole Foods Grocery
Willeyville Restaurants
Woodfield Mall Food Court Renovation Schaumburg, IL Regional & Enclosed Malls
Wooster Crossings Wooster, OH Outlet & Retail Centers
Z Gallerie Over 30 Locations in 13 States Anchor Stores & Tenants