When it first opened in 1971, Eastridge Mall was the largest mall west of the Mississippi. In 1999, General Growth Properties purchased Eastridge and hired ELS to undertake a major renovation to reposition it to fit changing community and retailing needs. Exterior pedestrian-oriented shops and restaurants replaced a vacant department store. Interior public spaces and shops were completely renovated while the mall remained open. A new cinema, restaurants, and food court add an entertainment venue serving the growing San Jose area.
International winner of the ICSC Design and Development Award.
Awards and Publications
International Council of Shopping Centers International Design & Development Awards Merit Award, 2007, Architectural Record Lighting, May 1996, Identity, May/June 1996, Winning Shopping Center Designs, 2008, California Construction, November 2004