SM City Fairview is a part of the SM mall triplets designed by Palafox and Associates --- a concept that was employed by SM at the height of Asian Financial Crisis, of building 3 shopping malls in different areas under one design template. Thus, the mall's exterior facade and interior has similarities to SM City Bacoor and SM City Iloilo. The mall was opened in October 25, 1997 and underwent expansions in 2004 and 2009. The mall consists of a rectangular-shaped building and an outdoor parking. Subsequent annex constructions and renovations were designed by Point Design and JRP Design Inc.
SM City Fairview is a two-building, four-level complex with a GFA of 188,681 sq.m. located on a 20.2 hectare site in Quezon City, Metro Manila. The mall features 12 cinemas with a seating capacity of 8126, 20-lane bowling center, food court and amusement areas. SM City Fairview has 4 major tenant zones. The SM Foodcourt on the Lower Ground Floor of the Main Building, SM Cyberzone at the Third Level of the Main Building and the Health and Wellness Zones. The first Health and Wellness Zone is located on the Lower Ground Floor of the Annex 2. The second Health and Wellness Zone is located at the Second floor of the Main building and was launched on July 16, 2010 after the opening of the Cyberzone. The mall features anchors like SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, SM Cinemas, Uniqlo, Forever 21, and H&M.
Recently, there were plans to have a 3rd expansion with an IMAX, sky bridge besides annex 2 and SMX Convetion Center to be put in the new building. However, there are rumors to build a new building across Nova Stop to be built 2016 or 2017 which will add another 128,592 square meter that has 6 floors with curve linear inside the mall similar to Mega Fashion Hall, SM Aura and SM Annex in SM North Edsa depends on the specific condition