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
DLR Group to Present at 2024 SCUP Pacific Regional Conference
Join our team at the upcoming Society for College and University Planning Pacific Regional Conference in Seattle, Washington.
Mizzou Athletics Taps DLR Group to Steer Memorial Stadium Renovation Project
The University of Missouri Athletics Department recently announced plans to renovate the North concourse at Memorial Stadium. Read here how our firm is playing an intricate role in elevating the student-athlete and fan experience at Mizzou.
K-12 School Design Trends for 2024: Health, Wellness, Net Zero Energy
DLR Group National K-12 Education Design Leader and Principal Todd Ferking, AIA, A4LE, is leading the discussion on sustainable school design and showing how DLR Group and our design teams are finding unique and creative solutions to deliver healthy educational facilities.
Jackie Eckhardt to Participate in SMPS Idaho Higher Education Panel Discussion
Join our team at the upcoming SMPS Idaho Higher Education Panel discussion focused on trends in higher education, long-term planning for operational and capital programs, funding, and upcoming projects.
American Business Quarterly
American Business Quarterly Quotes Stu Rothenberger
Principal and Global Higher Education Leader, Stu Rothenberger spoke with American Business Quarterly for their feature on Bucknell University’s Director of Planning, Design and Construction.
DLR Group to Present at 2024 SCTEA Annual Conference
Join our team at the upcoming SCTEA Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. This year’s theme is “Equipping Students for the Workforce of Tomorrow.”