The Gardens on El Paseo 2017-06-01T07:40:58-04:00

Project Description



The center’s new, cohesive look makes this a premier high-end retail destination.

Palm Desert, California’s 240,000 sf premier outdoor shopping and dining center now has a more open look where visitors can now fully experience the variety of extraordinary retailers within this beautifully enhanced gardens setting.

Located near some of the region’s most affluent communities, the center lacked a cohesive look.  The Taubman Company wanted to attract a higher caliber of retailers, bring customer orientation to the forefront and elevate visual appeal.

Neumann/Smith provided architectural services for the exterior renovation program, improving customer circulation, amenities and usability.  The blending together of high-end boutiques and a mix of art galleries and smaller scale retail and restaurants helped to further strengthen the upscale experience.

The program included significant landscape and irrigation removal and replacement, the addition of a pedestrian connector/walkway and seating area, decorative lighting, fountain repair and reconfiguration, replacement of the awning system over escalators, existing stage reconfiguration and new finishes, and new site furnishings and amenities throughout.