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Monarch West / Randy Brown

  • 01:00 - 17 March, 2011
Monarch West / Randy Brown
Monarch West / Randy Brown , © Farshid Assassi
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Highway 370, MO, United States
  • Architect

    Randy Brown Architects
  • Civil Engineer

    E&A Consulting Group
  • Electrical Engineer

    Alvine & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer

    CEI
  • Contractor

    Darland Construction
  • Project Year

    2009
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From the architect. Monarch West is Randy Brown Architects’ latest exploration into improving strip mall development. Regarding strip malls as inevitable, Brown has developed a series of them with the intention of making this reality inspiring. Previous projects include 120 Blondo, Village Pointe East, and Monarch Place.

© Farshid Assassi
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The design of Monarch West relied on the same concept and goals that made Monarch Place a success. With the concept of a billboard, the building’s structural steel pieces, skin and lighting organize tenant signage and catch people’s attention as they drive by.

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© Farshid Assassi

The design features of the project including Z-shaped steel benches, native grasses and pea gravel create a more desirable public outdoor space than is usually associated with strip malls.

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PatrickLBC · March 17, 2011

Strip malls are a blight on the community. There is nothing inevitable about them. Architects should build for the future, not just put lipstick on pigs. Shame on this impostor.

Jonathan Morschl · March 17, 2011 10:15 PM

Until people move back into our urban cores and rely less on their cars, strip malls are alive and well.

Jonathan Morschl · March 17, 2011

"Regarding strip malls as inevitable, Brown has developed a series of them with the intention of making this reality inspiring."

Why don't more Architects think like this when they design?

FRM · March 17, 2011 07:45 PM

There are plenty of architects who think like this; the problem is there are not nearly enough developers who do.

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