Past Projects


The rapid urbanization of East Asia represents the most dynamic and large scale human migration in history. Blakefield was brought in by Ecopark’s owners to ensure that one new community fueled by metropolitan Hanoi’s expansion would grow to its intended population of 110,000 and its intended employment of 30,000 while maintaining a harmony between the… Read More

Republic Square

Blakefield provided guidance to Republic Square developer PMRG and to the architectural and planning team of Elkus Manfredi and Sasaki Associates in formulating a program for Republic Square that will allow it to emerge as an urban and natural oasis in Houston’s I-10 Energy Corridor. Hotel, retail, residential and office uses are organized to maximize… Read More

Park Meadows

26 tenants, including 6 new restaurants, were added to Park Meadows Mall in Colorado in the 154,000 square foot expansion that included a 270 foot long water cascade and an outdoor fireplace seating area. This successful addition to the mall helped secure its position among the top 2% of shopping centers nationally in terms of… Read More

The Woodlands

When organizations did not have or want to acquire the skills to extend their market position, Tom D’Alesandro formed strategic alliances. Ventures that he has participated in all have achieved strong market position, with a total of more than four million square feet of mixed-use commercial and residential space developed. The Woodlands Town Center is… Read More

Columbia Town Center

Blakefield has expertise developing shared visions between local governments and developers to build places that enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of their jurisdictions. A partnership model founded on a common need for sustainable, effective growth helps keep local governments goals pragmatic and acknowledges their reliance upon private industry in achieving them. When Thomas D’Alesandro launched… Read More

Ward Village

Over 80 civic groups and citizens addressed the Hawaiian Community Development Authority (HCDA) in support of the successful Ward Neighborhood zoning application. HCDA approved the plans for 4,300 new homes and millions of square feet of shops, restaurants and offices on 62 acres of downtown Honolulu in January 2009. Tom D’Alesandro oversaw the envisaging of… Read More

Shops at La Cantera

La Cantera was the first mall that GGP expanded with the affluent Mexican National customer in mind. This was the first time that GGP really thought about severing a customer that was not their traditional American suburban white housewife. The mix of merchants and the design of the shops reflected a higher level of high… Read More

East Shore

The concept and delivery model for the East Shore was driven by Tom D’Alesandro to target a customer segment that had not been addressed anywhere in suburban Houston: homebuyers looking for more classically designed homes in more sophisticated urban setting. This customer valued access to entertainment and dinning options just as highly as they did… Read More


Thomas D’Alesandro of Blakefield launched the new Bridgeland community outside of Houston, Texas in 2005. The community program allows its residents to find balance between a home in a natural setting and work readily accessible nearby. That is why the National Association of Homebuilders named Bridgeland The Master Planned Community of the Year in 2008.

Verano, Texas A&M University San Antonio

Verano, Texas is a newly planned college town, 7,000 homes are planned in an urban setting surrounding the new Texas A&M University San Antonio, planned to grow to over 25,000 students. The Texas A&M system is among the nation’s most highly respected institutions of higher education, and the setting along Leon Creek and the San… Read More

Reston Town Center

Reston is among the 100 Best Places to live in America according to Money Magazine, an example of Excellence in Urban Design according to the American Institute of Architects, and a National Planning Landmark according to the American Planning Association. Tom’s thoughtfulness and technical skill has enabled and facilitated the implementation of the dreams signified… Read More