Santa Monica Place

August 6, 2010 by staff 

Santa Monica PlaceSanta Monica Place, Santa Monica Place(, a 1980 design by renowned architect Frank Gehry, has been radically repositioned with a green renovation that opens Friday, August 6, said Dallas, Texas-based architecture firm Omniplan (www.omniplan. com). Omniplan Executive architect renovated shopping center in partnership with Jerde Partnership, the structure previously closed is now open for retail building that is integrated into the urban environment.

The 500,000 square feet, three floors of shops and restaurants of luxury retail destination features more suitable for the quarter of the previous tenant mix and new installations, as a third-floor dining deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Removing the cover and adding features of the environment has also allowed developer Macerich, which acquired the property in 1999, to combat the Silver LEED certification.

“Our goal with Santa Monica Place was to connect with their environment,” said Tipton Housewright, FAIA, LEED AP, director Omniplan. “The new structure is open to the neighborhood on all sides and public areas are accessible 24-7. We are delighted to be part of the creation of this exciting new retail destination in Santa Monica.”

Santa Monica Place is located two blocks from the Santa Monica beach along the popular pedestrian Third Street Promenade, a major shopping destinations in Los Angeles County. The Gehry-designed shopping center, which was restored in 1991 and 1996 base, reflecting the style fully enclosed retail time. Because it interrupts the natural flow of pedestrians, it became increasingly out of step with the outdoor living culture of Santa Monica.

closed facilities have fallen into disgrace with outdoor malls becoming the preferred standard for communities, especially as the public moves to urban centers. Only two regional centers are closed currently under construction in the United States. The Santa Monica Place redevelopment took into account the concerns of the community in its opening, the adaptation of the original structure of the mall, and respect the environment. The new design reflects the wishes of the residents of Santa Monica and transform the facility into a real asset, regional green.

Renderings are available upon request, pictures of new construction will be available the week of August 9, 2010.

About Omniplan

Founded in 1956, Omniplan is committed to improving the quality of the built environment of communities. With offices in Dallas and Phoenix, the company has worked in 38 states and six foreign countries and focuses on commercial and institutional areas with special emphasis on large-scale evolution of mixed-use commercial and retail facilities and for the institutions higher education, especially those related to science and technology. Omniplan 2000 was named Company of the Year by the Texas Society of Architects and is recognized as Business of the Year by the American Institute of Architects, Dallas Chapter, in 2009.

SOURCE: Omniplan

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