Indoor Mall Expansion
The Galleria shopping center provides a unique luxury retail experience for its metropolitan customers with a mix of national and regional stores. To further elevate itself above the competition, the owner desired a refreshed look to go with an expansion of space. The resulting design created more viable retail space and enhanced the shopping experience, while overcoming several obstacles, including multiple exterior tenant facades that were widely varied and complex in their integration. The expansion also allowed for the addition and relocation of twelve stores and restaurants, the creation of a new main entry that includes a porte cochere with an integral skylight that provides daylight into the space, and a trellised coffee shop patio equipped with an indoor/outdoor fireplace. The overall vibrant design was made possible through the use of modern materials and innovative features such as electric car charging stations.