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Southdale Mall

Project: Southdale Mall
Client: Simon Property Group

A 1.3 million-square-foot shopping mall located in Edina, Minnesota, Southdale Center is owned and operated by the Simon Property Group. Dating from 1956, Southdale Center is noted as being the oldest enclosed mall in the United States. JP2 Architect’s renovation of Southdale Center respects the shopping mall’s original mid-century modern architectural design while updating and positioning it for the future. The retail property's exterior façade renovations provide new and renovated mall entrances, as well as the addition of a new food court entrance with a porte-cochère for Minnesota’s inclement weather.

Interior improvements include a new food court with seven tenants and seating for 400, new public amenities including a play area for children and new restrooms, as well as all new finishes and furniture throughout the Center’s concourses. The Grand Court interior design was similarly upgraded with new wood columns, ceiling treatments, lighting, and furnishing all reminiscent of the original mid-century designs by Victor Gruen. A new way-finding and signage design program as well as upgraded lighting are also incorporated.


2015 AIA Maryland People’s Choice Award - Commercial Architecture
The award ceremony was hosted by the AIA Baltimore at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, a project also designed by JP2 Architects. Southdale Center is located in Edina, Minnesota and is the oldest enclosed mall in the United States.

2014 ICSC - Silver Design and Development Award