Sherman Oaks Galleria

Los Angeles, California
January 1st 2001

As the set for 1980s films such as “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” the Sherman Oaks Galleria is a true pop culture icon, but as a retail destination, the mall had languished. Gensler’s challenge was to demolish and rebuild 90 percent of the outdated mall while retaining the aesthetic character of the classic American shopping center. The revitalized Galleria now houses upscale retail boutiques, a movie theater, a multitude of fine dining restaurants, a fitness club and one million square feet of office space. Open-air promenades, dynamic water features and public gathering spaces add to the vibrancy of the complex.

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