Fashion Outlets of Los AngelesSEC Stamps Drive and Del Amo Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745
Design Achievement - Situated minutes from downtown Los Angeles adjacent to the 405 freeway, the Macerich Fashion Outlets of Los Angeles will transform an existing landfill into a contemporary shopping gem to be visited by travelers from around the world. The design takes advantage of the temperate southern California climate by creating a pedestrian friendly, open-air outlet center in this growing suburban city. A variety of high end fashion brands will open factory stores in the new complex offering a sensible local shopping alternative for the region. The design also incorporates value-added features and spaces such as direct shuttles, airline baggage check-in and boarding pass issuance in order to attract international customers from the nearby Los Angeles World Airport. World Airport.
Scope Summary - The 563,000 SF Macerich Fashion Outlets of Los Angeles situated on 40 acres presents considerable coordination challenges due to its location over an existing landfill. The project will need to float entirely on a structural slab and pile foundations. Once it is constructed there is no room for modification. As such, every landscape element, light pole, cart, kiosk, signage and graphics, toilet rooms, and food & beverage tenant must be precisely located and structurally supported. In addition, every utility trench and transformer box must be integrated into the slab design. The sheer size and scope of the retail component, which is over the length of five football fields, also presented unique challenges. The team prevented the occurrence of retail “dead zones” by creating a race track design that positions Food and Beverage districts at the four corners and premium shops at the center court next to a large event plaza used for seasonal and promotional events. Over one third of the roof will be designed to allow for future solar panels. DLR Group provided Executive Architect services and partnered with ELS for Concept Design and ATA for Design.