Miyamoto has provided structural engineering services over the years for this premier shopping mall in the Mission Valley area of San Diego featuring high-end retailers such as Bloomingdales and Louis Vuitton. Most recently it was engineering the exterior elevator and water feature, but Miyamoto also provided structural engineering to upgrade the Sak’s Fifth Avenue anchor store for new tenants after Sak’s closed in July 2010. Originally designed in 1968 as a Buffums upscale department store, the building was renovated for Forever 21 on the second floor and for multiple tenants on the first floor. In order to create more glass on the north wall for both levels, the existing structural wall was seismically strengthened to enlarge the existing windows and doors for a more modern shopping experience.


San Diego, CA
Simon Property Group & SGPA Architecture and Planning
Construction Cost
$15 Million
Common Area: 290,000 SF
Café Terrace: 27,000 SF