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Who’s Building L.A. (March 25): Westfield Century City – Los Angeles

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS ■ More than 200 stores ■ Iconic location adjacent to the freeway ■ Complete updating of Westfield’s flagship property

Westfield’s goal was to update its flagship property, first opened in 1964, to create a truly memorable experience and compete with online retailers. The new Westfield Century City features more than 200 shops, an aspirational design, and high-end amenities with integrated technology to create a frictionless guest experience.

Serving as Executive Architect, Gensler managed a team of engineers, contractors and specialty design consultants on a $1 billion expansion and modernization project that has transformed Westfield’s Century City property into one of Southern California’s premier luxury retail destinations. Working closely with Westfield and Kelly Wearstler to bring to life their design vision, Gensler led a team of highly specialized but interrelated disciplines to develop, coordinate, document and execute the design and vision for the new Westfield Century City on a phased schedule – all while allowing existing parts of the shopping and dining center to remain open through construction.

The project included the demolition of an existing office tower and much of the existing building, structural upgrades, significant reconstruction and renovation, building on top of existing structures, and new construction – including a new Macy’s department store.

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