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Los Angeles, California

This outdated 1980’s mall in downtown Los Angeles’ Figueroa Corridor was primed for revival. Adjacent to the thriving L.A. LIVE entertainment district, FIGat7th’s renovation provided an opportunity to better serve the area’s growing residential community. In addition to dated architecture, poor circulation and visual clutter also challenged the redesign. Gensler looked to the developer’s trademark of high-quality, timeless architecture to reinvent the mall’s functionality and style with a design that stands out without being overdone. An improved layout capitalizes on the building’s geometry, fluently directing foot traffic through the open hive of stores.