Can Underused Malls Help Build Healthy Communities?
In communities across the country, once-thriving shopping malls now stand vacant, their enormous parking lots devoid of activity other than the occasional graffiti. But what to do with these relics of the suburban retail boom? The question is becoming more urgent as the number of vacant or nearly vacant malls across the country continues to grow.
Through an internal design competition, we explored how context, history, and stakeholder priorities could lead to more values-driven and impactful design solutions for these vacant malls. We selected an underutilized and much-publicized big-box site that has experienced economic, social, and environmental challenges: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Los Angeles.
In the Media
Messaging Sustainability Outcomes in the Built Environment
In Research Design Connections, the team explains a three-path approach to communicating sustainable outcomes for the built environment.
Archinect Announces Chicago’s First Mass Timber Office Building
DLR Group and Hines will collaborate on a T3 project – timber, transit, and technology – in Chicago’s North Branch Framework corridor.
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce Connects with New CEO
CEO Steven McKay, RIBA, LEED AP, connected with the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce to discuss the future of the firm and the legacy he aims to build.
Meet with DLR Group at the 2022 SAME Small Business Conference
SAME’s Federal Small Busines Conference is where we connect with our community of Federal contracting officers, decision makers, and business partners.