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