The country’s most innovative properties honored at ICSC’s 2017 RetailGreen and CenterBuild Conference in Scottsdale.
SCOTTSDALE, November 30, 2017 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards competition, recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in the U.S. retail real estate industry. ICSC has named 505Design, located in Boulder, Colorado, as a Commendation winner in the New Developments category.
The Mall of San Juan is centrally located in the Puerto Rico capital within minutes from the city’s hotels, resorts, international airport, and cruise ship port, with easy access from two major highways. The upscale shopping and dining destination is anchored by the Carribean’s only Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue and houses nearly 100 retailers and restaurants––60% of which are unique to market–– alongside many of the world’s most in-demand merchants. The center’s airy and open design concept is elegant yet relaxed, and features natural stone and wood mixed with bold Caribbean accent colors, underneath a 900 foot-long serpentine shaped skylight that provides an abundance of tropical sunshine throughout the concouse areas. Dining options are plentiful and include a variety of exterior-facing restaurants and a third-level alfresco dining terrace with spectacular views of the lagoon.
Professional recognition for this program was given to Carl Okazaki, Partner, 505Design.
The ICSC U.S. Design and Development Awards competition was open to shopping center owners, developers, management companies, architects, designers, retailers, and other professionals responsible for retail projects or retail store designs that demonstrated outstanding development or redevelopment characteristics with a high degree of creativity and uniqueness within the continental U.S. The competition focused on four general categories: Renovations and Expansions; New Developments; Sustainable Design and Retail Store Design.
ICSC announced the winners during an awards ceremony at ICSC’s RetailGreen and CenterBuild Conference in Scottsdale.