University Park Mall is located in a suburb of South Bend, Indiana. The mall had several themes within its public areas and needed a unifying theme to tie all of the areas together. The food court was cluttered and noisy. LK Architecture’s design removed the clutter, brought in new floor tile with an intricate pattern and new furniture that included bar height seating areas with charging stations. The column finishes include LED color changing lights that could be changed with the seasons. The existing public restrooms adjacent to the food court and adjacent to the mall offices were totally renovated. The new finishes included new floor and wall tile, granite counter tops, stainless steel partitions and “touchless” plumbing fixtures and restroom accessories. A set of new family restrooms were created near the center of mall, adjacent to the children’s play area and relocated guest service desk. The intricate tile pattern was continued through the entire mall, with carpeted soft seating areas located adjacent to the anchor stores. Lighting within the mall was upgraded to LED light fixtures and the ceilings and neutral piers were refinished, using colors that complimented the new tile floor.
Simon Property Group