505Design Wins Commendation in the ICSC 2015 U.S. Design and Development Awards

The country's most innovative properties honored at ICSC's 2015 RetailGreen and CenterBuild Conference in Phoneix.

PHOENIX, December 4, 2015 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2015 U.S. Design and Development Awards competition, recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in the U.S. retail real estate industry. ICSC has named 505Design, located in Boulder, Co, as a Commendation winner in the Renovations and Expansions category.

 The Kendall Wing expansion to the Dadeland Mall transformed the front door of the center by demolishing a wing that housed a series of brands under “one roof” and replacing it with a place that reflected the ambiance and design character of modern Miami. The project created an expanded new front door for the project, linked a luxury wing with a second level of restaurants, animated the project to Kendall Boulevard, and created an enhanced image for the center. A lower level internal entry connected the wing to the existing level of the center while a dynamic two-level exterior connection linked the expansion to the primary entrance in the front of the center. The new addition also contains an elegant second level valet entrance to the restaurants accessed through the parking garage. The new Kendall Wing creates an integrated indoor and outdoor luxury retail and dining experience evocative of South Beach. It’s an attitude expressed through the character of the exterior architecture and in the cool contemporary South Florida aesthetic of the interior featuring warm wood ceilings, sleek stone floors, a main court with mosaic flooring, modern furniture and a custom chandelier.

Professional recognition for this program was given to Jim Babinchak, Partner, 505Design.

The ICSC U.S. Design and Development Awards competition was open to shopping center owners, developers, management companies, architects, designers, retailers, and other professionals responsible for retail projects or retail store designs that demonstrated outstanding development or redevelopment characteristics with a high degree of creativity and uniqueness within the continental U.S. The competition focused on three general categories: Renovations and Expansions; New Developments; and Retail Store Design.

ICSC announced the winners during an awards ceremony at ICSC’s RetailGreen and CenterBuild Conference in Phoenix.