It would have been easy to cut corners to just open a new store in the same market. Instead, Macy's took the time and effort to renovate a historically significant property. For that, the SADI judges named the project a winner in our new department store category. The site opened as a Bullock's in 1947 and has gone through several iterations. The new design helps maintain the store as an important building and preserves it for future generations. Judges lauded the blending of new displays and technology into the historic interior. One judge wrote, “it demonstrates that department stores are able to locally adapt and maintain their brand” and another said it “personifies the graciousness of a classic department store and marries it with fresh merchandising.”

Project Name

Macy's - Pasadena

Location

Pasadena, Calif.

Square Footage

240,000 square feet

Interior Design Consultant

Fitch

Developer/Owner

Macy's Inc.

Credits

Macy's Corporate Services

Amy Hanson, senior vice president, property development; Karen Meskey, divisional vice president, SPACE design & planning; Bernie Reiss, divisional vice president, space construction; James Sloss, vice president, design; Ramsay Weatherford, vice president, planning; Vinny Heitzmann, director, construction; Jim Kelly, director, design; Jim Wagner, senior designer; Lee Ann Muse, manager, planning; Manny Weinstein, project manager, construction; Amy Laughead, lighting designer

General Contractor

C.W. Driver

Loose Fixturing

Prestige Store Fixtures

Perimeter Fixturing

Pearlite Fixture Group