An aging stock of regional malls has created a huge wave of redevelopment and renovation projects. Westfield Southcenter stands out because of the lengths Westfield went to freshen the center and to complete a redesign that truly looks at home in the Pacific Northwest. It is not just a freshening of the mall's look, but represents a major improvement to the overall design. The project reflects regional cues in materials and aesthetic. Furthermore, the redesign included a major reworking of the mall's entrance turning it inside out and creating a more interactive space. The project “sets a template for further placemaking around the center,” according to one judge. Another lauded Southcenter for its “regional respectfulness.”

Project Name

Westfield Southcenter

Location

Tukwila, Wash.

Square Footage

400,000 square feet

Architect

Westfield Design

Developer/Owner

Westfield LLC

Credits

Structural Engineer

ANF & Associates

Mechanical Engineer

CDI Engineers

Civil Engineer

Pacland

Geotechnical Engineer

Shannon & Wilson

Lighting Consultant

Kaplan Gehring McCarroll

Geotechnical Engineer

Shannon & Wilson

Landscape Architect

Jeffrey B. Glander & Associates

Signage & Graphics

Square Peg Design

Code Consultant

CCI Code Consultants