Alex Espinosa

Alex is a Design Principal at Dorsky + Yue International, working on many high profile retail projects throughout the U.S. His design incorporate New Urbanism principles to a diversity of specialized market areas in mixed-use developments that include retail, residential, office, and hotel.



The University of Michigan, Master’s Degree Urban Design Program, 1982
Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, 1976
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Urban Growth & Regional Development, 1983

Professional Qualifications

International Council of Shopping Centers
Urban Land Institute


6105 Parkland Boulevard Suite 130
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
Ph: 216.468.1850


Representative Projects


Tanger Outlets  Grand Rapids, Michigan
A 373,000 sf Outlet Shopping center with national tenants H&M, J. Crew Factory, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Under Armour, Old Navy Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Bath and Body Works, Vera Bradley and many more. The turn-of-the-century steel and masonry Industrial Style celebrates the manufacturing and craftsman foundation of the region.

Bilkent Health Campus  Ankara, Turkey
A mixed-use development that includes 570,000 SF of retail, 480,000 SF of offices, 500 units of residential and two 250-room hotels as part of a 3,700-bed hospital complex.

Dream Island  Baku, Azerbaijan
Master plan and design of the first golf course community in the country with 2,000 residential units and a mixed-use commercial development that includes 1.2 million sf of retail and entertainment, offices, a hotel, a health and fitness spa and an international school.

Easton Town Center Gateway District  Columbus, Ohio
583,000 sf of mixed-use shopping on 54-acres, the new development is the foundation for Easton’s newest Gateway District. Whole Foods and large format retailers Field & Stream, Dick’s Sporting Goods and The Container Store among others, are positioned around a central main street-style district anchored by Saks Off-Fifth and REI, and including two levels of office-above-retail providing 40,000 sf of first class office space, and offering restaurants including Pies & Pints, Melt and J. Alexanders.

SouthPark Mall Strongsville, Ohio
A 1.3 million sf regional mall in southwest Cleveland, was expanded new port cochere entrances and the addition of 110,000 sf of enclosed and exterior retail.  Interior corridors were renovated along with the addition of a new food court, surrounding seating, and common areas all anchored by a 50,000 sf new theater.

Hamilton Town Center Noblesville, Indiana
A hybrid retail center for the partnership of Simon Property Group and Gershman Brown Crowley includes 600,000 sf of mainstreet/lifestyle retail and entertainment, 150,000 sf of power retail, and 40,000 sf of office space above the mainstreet retail.

Legacy Village Cleveland, Ohio
Northeast Ohio’s first lifestyle center expresses the unique synergy found in mixed-use environments by creating a distinct ambiance for shopping, dining, entertaining, and working. Developed by First Interstate Properties, the 613,000 sf upscale lifestyle center is built around a framework of city blocks – all in a multi-level Main Street configuration with landscape plazas, mini parks, and other streetscape amenties.



First & Main Hudson, Ohio
First & Main is a unique mixed-use development drawing from the charming character of this historic city, founded as a traditional New England village. The 11-acre expansion of the existing downtown is organized around new public spaces that extend a historic town square with 120,000 sf of retail shops and offices, as well as new residential.

Seasons of Tuxedo Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Located in a high growth area of Winnipeg, DYI created a master plan for Fairweather Properties for a 220-acre site with 1.5 million sf of commercial space. Anchored by IKEA, the plan calls for specialty and big box retail, a 500-key hotel with water park and conference space, movie theatre, restaurants, residential and a significant amount of site ammenties such as ice skating.

Baku Lifestyle Business District Baku, Azerbaijan
A mixed–use project consisting of approximately 1.1 million sf of retail on the ground level with more than a half million sf of offices and 340 residential units above.

The Promenade at Coconut Creek Coconut Creek, Florida
The first mixed-use 254,000 sf open air regional shopping and entertainment district, 125,000 sf of offices and 456 residential units on a 28 acre site.

Village at Deerfoot Meadows Calgary, Alberta
Based on a Main Street motif with a rich material palette featuring an eclectic mix of architectural styles and consisting of 750,000 SF of specialty retail, art house cinema and restaurants. The design also includes indoor and outdoor plazas and amenities to allow activities throughout the year, creating a unique and inviting environment.

Saddle Creek Memphis, Tennessee
1,000,000 sf mixed-use, high density develop- ment features 350,000 sf of retail, restaurants, 150,000 sf of offices above retail, a 120-key hotel, 240 units of residential above retail, structured parking and inter-connecting water fea- tures with integrated plazas.

Uptown Village Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Spanning a four-block area, Uptown Village blends retail with residential and offices spaces. This extensive mixed-use development includes seven buildings housing 390 condominium units averaging 1,250 sf; 12 units of three-story town- houses; a six-story, 50,000 sf office building; and a three-story community center.

Prudhommes Landing Lincoln, ON, Canada
With over 1/2 mile of Lake Ontario shoreline on 84-acres, this mixed-use development is located in Ontario wine country between Toronto and Niagara Falls. This master planned development includes 300,000 sf of retail, 200,000 sf of office, 850 residential units, with hospitality, special attractions, public amenity features and park areas.



The Shops at The Polo Club Plainfield, Illinois
Occupying 54-acres of a former polo field, this project for Poag & McEwen contains 613,000 sf of street-level retail, a 140,000 sf Von Mauer department store, 50,000 sf of offices, and high-end restaurants in a Main Street village layout, reminiscent of the surround area.

St. John’s TC Phase II Jacksonville, Florida
Drawing architectural inspiration from the historic shopping district of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida, this development includes a five-story hotel above department stores, specialty retail, and office space. An expansion to an existing lifestyle/power center, the high-end development includes 250,000 sf of new commercial space.

Florida Mall Orlando, Florida
With 1.9 million sf, Florida Mall stands as one of the largest single-story malls in the United States. The expansion and repositioning for Simon Property Group added 150,000 sf of additional retail and restaurants accompanied by a new ceremonial porte cochere and entry plaza complete with a water feature and stage area.

Cypress Creek Town Center Tampa, Florida
A 932,000 sf open-air regional retail development composed of both a power center segment and a lifestyle center with department stores, specialty stores, entertainment venues and restaurants, featuring landscape/waterscape plazas.

University Town Center Sarasota, Florida
Benderson Develoment’s University Town Center, occupying a 38-acre site, consists of a large power center housing nine major tenants that compliment a recently constructed Super Target. A series of small shops facing University Parkway establishes the overall character of the development and the new identity of the southern half of University Parkway.

The Terrace at Town Center Boca Raton, Florida
This 1.5 million sf super-regional mall was expanded to include a new 150,000 sf two-story, open-air addition with retail, restaurants, a community plaza, covered drop-off area, and two-level bridge connectors to existing and new parking structures.

Shahdag Lifestyle Business District Shahdag, Azerbaijan
A mixed-use development that includes 115,000 SF of retail and restaurants, 75 units of apartments, two boutique hotels, a multipurpose building and a plaza that connects to three other hotels.

Nashville Development Nashville, Tennessee
A mixed-use development that includes 105,500 sf of retail and entertainment, 140,000 SF of offices, 136 units of residential and a 350-key hotel.

Yonge Street & Green Lane East Gwillimbury, Ontario
A 180-acre proposed mixed-use development.