February 8, 2018 – A recent article by CNBC News confirms CallisonRTKL’s prowess as a leader in retail design: the firm has engaged in the original design and / or renovation or expansion of half of America’s ten most valuable malls, including the number-one-ranked Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ala Moana recently won Gold in the Renovations and Expansions category of the ICSC 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards.
“We’re thrilled to see so many familiar names and valued clients on this list,” said Matt Billerbeck, senior vice president in CallisonRTKL’s Seattle office and sector leader for shopping and entertainment districts. “In each case, our design teams took a comprehensive look at context and market trends to curate a compelling tenant mix and a dynamic environment that would drive footfall and dwell time. The efficacy of our design solutions is borne out in these numbers.”
The remaining list includes Fashion Show in Las Vegas, Nevada (fifth on the list); Tysons Corner Center in Mclean, Virginia (sixth); King of Prussia in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (eighth); and Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York (tenth).
“These projects are examples of extraordinary placemaking and adaptability,” said Jeff Gunning, senior vice president in CallisonRTKL’s Dallas office. “We are proud and honored to have played a role in the success of these shopping centers, particularly in today’s fast-paced, challenging retail landscape.”
CallisonRTKL is actively engaged in driving change in the retail industry. The firm’s portfolio spans the globe, from North America to Australia, China, the UK and Europe and the Middle East, and includes retail stores—including REI, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus, among others—as well as retail-driven, mixed-use developments designed to be powerful economic catalysts and social gathering places for cities and town centers.
For the full list of America’s top-performing malls, click here.
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