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George Yu Architects
Los Angeles    www.georgeyuarchitects.com
George Yu has designed over 65 projects including the prototypes and rollout of fashion boutiques for Max Studio worldwide. After working for Morphosis, he founded Los Angeles-based George Yu Architects in 1992 and collaborated with Jason King as Design Office, which was included in Record's Design Vanguard 2000. Yu is currently on the faculty of SCI-Arc. He won Canada’s prestigious Prix de Rome in 2000.
 
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U.S. Pavilion Floor Plan–
Shopping Center
Principal: George Yu, AIA; Team: Konstantinos Chrysos, Marianthi Tatari, Sandra Levesque, Jonathan Garnett, Linda Hart, Owen Gerst, Yosuke Sugiyama, Carole Yu, David Bergman
 
Presenting a new model for shopping centers, the firm’s proposal weaves
elements of conventional shopping centers with those of big-box super centers into a landscape of terraced residential buildings and public park space. The large-scale model consists of a series of highly transformable spatial types that accommodate a wide variety of programs. Departing from the norm of shopping centers over the past fifty years, this model’s design is based on intense integration of both building and landscape.
 
Links:
Max Studio.com [ Interiors, February 2004]
Design Vanguard 2000 [ Project portfolio, December 2000]
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