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Jon Jerde, California Architect Known for Reinventing the Shopping Center, Dies at 75

Jon Jerde, California Architect Known for Reinventing the Shopping Center, Dies at 75
Jon Jerde, California Architect Known for Reinventing the Shopping Center, Dies at 75, Universal CityWalk. Image © Casey Sayre
Universal CityWalk. Image © Casey Sayre

Jon Jerde, FAIA, founder of The Jerde Partnership, has died at 75. The California-based American architect has left his mark in more than 100 urban places worldwide, many of which embody Jerde’s signature ideas of the multi-level mall. Placing high priority on outdoor walking and gathering areas, Jerde’s reimagining of the shopping mall experience in the 1970s put him on the map. "He blew open the shopping mall and transformed it into a lively urban environment which attracts people, lots of people," Richard Weinstein, the former dean of UCLA's school architecture and urban planning, once said.

Jerde's best known projects include Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, Horton Plaza in San Diego and Canal City Hakata, located in Fukuoka, Japan, as well as his work behind the 1984 Olympic Games. Read Jerde’s complete obituary, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Jon Jerde, California Architect Known for Reinventing the Shopping Center, Dies at 75" 10 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/597721/jon-jerde-california-architect-known-for-reinventing-the-shopping-center-dies-at-75/> ISSN 0719-8884
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