Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs Brinkerhoff-Jacobs: “Our strategy was to captivate the shopper from the moment they entered the mall, further adding to the experience-driven environment that, today, more and more consumers are craving.”

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Today’s retail owners are increasingly pushing the envelope of shopping-center design by bringing solutions such as innovative landscaping to the forefront of their developments, Lifescapes International’s president Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs tells GlobeSt.com. The firm designs recently completed the landscape design for Robinsons Galleria, a multi-million-dollar, multi-story shopping destination located within a 380,485-square-meter mixed-use development in Cebu, Philippines. We spoke with Brinkerhoff-Jacobs about that project and landscape design as an integral component of a retail property.