Collin Creek Mall
A Natural Systems Approach
Collin Creek Mall was the subject of a design study aimed at finding creative solutions for declining mall assets. Driven by the individual systems of infrastructure and economics, the traditional mall largely ignored the social and natural systems, which uniquely increase in value over time. This study envisions a systems approach to development that re-establishes linkages by focusing on the long-term value of natural systems. In this approach, as the natural systems mature, all other systems increase in sustained viability. The result is a more experiential destination that creates a reimagined social hub for the city.