Photo courtesy of Mark 302.
The Los Angeles Times has published an article featuring Verdical Group’s Mark 302 project — for which we worked with House & Robertson Architects to provide LEED v3 BD+C Core & Shell project management, LEED Energy Modeling, LEED Fundamental Commissioning, CALGreen Commissioning, and a Fitwel Feasibility Assessment.
“The ambitious project is intended to be a showcase for how to reuse obsolete department stores in urban areas. Its owners predict it will turn out that way, but their timing has run into a global catastrophe. Now that the complex, renamed Mark 302, is ready for tenants to build out their own spaces, the pandemic has knocked the office and restaurant rental markets on their heels.”
Located in “the tech corridor of L.A.,” the approximately 120,000-square-foot former Sears department store is owned by Seritage Growth Properties and being reused and transformed into a vibrant retail, office and food complex – featuring an atrium and landscaped rooftop deck.
“The pandemic-related slowdown in the office market prompted Seritage to focus on health safety measures in the updated building, such as touchless elevators and a virus-trapping air filtration system. Tenants will have outdoor workspaces and exclusive use of a landscaped roof deck, which has views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Mountains and downtown Los Angeles.”