Podolsky designed the University Boulevard Retail renovation of approximately 14,000 SF of retail area that had last been remodeled in the late 1960s. The non-profit foundation which derives income from this area for philanthropic use saw declining revenues and decaying structures, and felt it was time to re-energize the area. After concluding a detailed study, it was decided to revert the architectural style to the original design character of the 1920s. A rich use of red brick was selected for the exterior while updated mechanical and electrical systems were fitted within the original structural framework.
The Bluefin Seafood Bistro is an upscale dining bistro located in a historically significant retail center originally constructed in the 1950s. The restaurant boasts a unique contemporary interior after Podolsky designed a renovation of the former family dining restaurant. To create a more contemporary interior, exposed spiral ducts were integrated into the exposed ceiling structure and halogen track lighting was added. The interior walls were sandblasted to expose the structural brick and sealed with clear urethane. An island bar was created on the first level connecting interior dining to patio dining by opening a retractable glass wall. This integration establishes a festive dining ambiance and enhances the center courtyard. The Bluefin Seafood Bistro Tucson, Arizona interior has been featured in several publications as an example of excellent architectural and interior design.