Downtown Los Angeles Sports Chalet Wins Design Award


As of Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Sports Chalet at FIGat7th retail center in downtown Los Angeles knocked it out of the park, at least when it comes to design.

The sporting goods and athletic-wear emporium opened in June and was honored with the Silver Design and Development Award, it was announced Dec. 6. The shopping-center trade group International Council of Shopping Centers handed out design awards for projects in the continental United States.

The project’s architect was Gensler, a prominent architecture firm that runs a Los Angeles office located a five-minute drive from FIGat7th. The recently renovated shopping center also counts tenants such as Target and has announced that a Zara and a Victoria’s Secret will be moving into the center.

Other winners of ICSC’s development awards include The Taubman Co.’s City Creek Center. The Salt Lake City retail center was honored with ICSC’s Gold Design and Gold Sustainable Design Award for mixed-use projects Other retail stores that won ICSC awards for architecture included a Belk department store in Monroe, N.C., and Aéropostale’s new prototype store in Garden City, N.Y.