King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia, PA
Retail landlords need to continuously refresh and rethink their properties to keep the customer engaged, and that mindset of continuous improvement has been evident at the biggest indoor mall in the nation, the King of Prussia Mall. Since 2010, MAI has worked closely with mall owner Simon Property Group and local mall management on projects large and small as Simon Property Group evolves their premier retail property.
Recent works include:
- The 270,000sf Expansion + Connector
- Luxe Interior Renovations
- The Southeast Plaza Renovation
- The Court Interior Renovations
King of Prussia Expansion
With over 2.7 million square feet of retail space, King of Prussia Mall was one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. But the mall was actually two separate buildings, and shoppers were forced to walk through a parking lot to get from one side to the other.
Seizing the opportunity to permanently join the two sides, Simon Property Group worked with MAI and RTKL- Los Angeles to design and construct the 270,000 square foot ‘Connector’ building. The multi-phase project added over 50 new luxury retailers and upscale restaurants, plus a new parking deck, all while the 68,000 daily visitors to the mall continued to shop happily through the busy holiday season.
Keeping the mall operational during construction was one of the project’s largest challenges, particularly since the new work extended over occupied space in both building and spanned the constant traffic on Mall Boulevard. MAI utilized the latest in BIM computer modeling to coordinate new and existing elements to ensure the impact of construction was minimized over existing spaces.
On-property tenant projects include:
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Nicoletta Pizza
- Happy Place
King of Prussia Luxe Renovations
The Luxe upgrades to the existing mall common spaces brought new modern glamour and sparkle to the remainder of the Plaza common areas, replacing the metal framed guardrails with sleek new glass rails, improving the flooring with beautiful polished tile and enhancing the lighting with new LED fixtures.
King of Prussia Renovations at the Court
In need of a freshened look to match the new Connector and the Simon aesthetic, MAI worked with Simon Property Group to update the existing traditional finishes in the mall concourse. Existing handrails and guard rails were burnished black, adding a modern touch. The tile areas at the courts throughout the mall were updated to coordinate with the connector, and fresh paint and modern lighting were added to brighten up the walkways. New seating spaces throughout give shoppers a place to take a break and recharge.