AO Award .:. The Point Wins Two 2018 ICSC Global Awards

Federal Realty

Snyder Langston

Architects Orange

Jerry Laursen
Paul Vu
Troy Hartman,
The Aerial Image
Erin Eckert

Martin Potts Associates
-Now JLL
Development Resource Consultants
Lifescapes International
Arktech Engineering & Management
Albus-Keef & Associates
Ken Okamoto & Associates
RG&D Design Group
TDA  Consulting
Tryco Consulting
Zinner Consultants
Oculus Light Studio
Promenade Lighting
Square Peg


Phoenix, Arizona, November 28, 2018 – 

ICSC 2018 Global Awards – U.S. Design and Development Award
New Developments, Retail Projects Under 150,000 SF – Commendation Award Winner.

ICSC 2018 Global Awards – U.S. Design and Development Award
New Developments, Retail Projects Under 150,000 SF – Commendation for Sustainability Award Winner.

THE POINT, El Segundo, California –  This premiere outdoor lifestyle center was developed on a former industrial site in LA’s South Bay community. Set below a busy intersection, tall in-ward facing buildings house an engaging blend of upscale shops, local and regional food offerings, lifestyle brands and daily amenities. An expansive central plaza acts as an outdoor living room, and features lush landscaping, paved walkways, an interactive water fountain, dining terraces, and a variety of seating areas to entice visitors to linger and enjoy a series of live performances, activities and events, fully sheltered from the bustle and traffic of surrounding streets.

ICSC U.S. Design and Development Awards Program recognizes the premier shopping center and retail achievements in the United States. Awards are given for outstanding achievement in design and development of retail properties and retail store design.​

View this year’s award winners:
ICSC Global Design Awards Winners 

The Point, El Segundo, CA –

This outdoor lifestyle center imbibes the vibrant, verdant culture of LA’s South Bay communities and redefines the concept of home by becoming the living room of the South Bay.

The former industrial site, set slightly below a busy intersection, offers shelter from the traffic and bustle at the street edge. Its high building volumes turn inward toward an expansive open air “living room” which welcomes locals and visitors to linger, gather, relax and enjoy. This lush central plaza plays host to uses formal and informal, from an outdoor event venue for parties, concerts and movies to casual meetings amongst local stroller brigades. Avant-garde site furnishings, an interactive fountain, a fire bowl and wood-planked outdoor dining terraces extend the invitation to stay and connect.

Upscale fashion-fueled shops and eateries feed off of this engaging environment. The dynamic blend of both local and regional shops is encouraged to take risks and explore boundaries. The result is a fresh mix of groundbreaking food concepts, lifestyle retail brands in inventive spaces, and services which interweave into the fabric of the community.

This home away from home is attractive, with its horizontal board surfaces, natural materials, and colorful accents. Its contemporary massing and detailing reinterpret the architectural vocabulary of nearby beachfront estates. It is inviting, suffusing a sense of comfort into its context and drawing locals and visitors to experience life together. It is a place where design succeeds in helping strangers become family.

In addition to our Architects Orange project team,
thank you to the team that made this possible, including:
The Point – El Segundo at Rosecrans and Sepulveda, Federal Realty Investment Trust,
The City of El Segundo, Snyder Langston
Martin Potts Associates – Now JLL, Development Resource Consultants, Inc.,
Lifescapes International, Arktech Engineering & Management, Inc., IMA Design,
Albus-Keef & Associates, Inc., Ken Okamoto & Associates, Inc.,
RG&D Design Group, Inc., TDA  Consulting, Tryco Consulting, Inc., Zinner Consultants
Oculus Lighting, Promenade Lighting, Square Peg
All of the dedicated Consultants and Subcontractors
Jerry Laursen Photography, Troy Paul Vu Photography,
Troy Hartman and The Aerial Image, Erin Eckert Photography


Related Links
The Point
PCBC- 2018 Gold Nugget Awards
ICSC Global Award Winners

Architects Orange (AO) has an over 40-year legacy of delivering creative and effective design solutions to clients: Designs that build prominent Multifamily, Retail, Restaurant, Commercial, Office, Industrial, Hospitality, Landscape, Structured Parking and Mixed-use spaces that mirror the vibrancy of their communities, in California and throughout the nation.