Platform (shopping center)

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Platform is a shopping center in Culver City, California, on Los Angeles' Westside. It has also been called a boutique retail center[1] or design quarter,[2] and houses boutiques, fitness studios, offices and restaurants in a repurposed industrial building. Magazine FastCompany called out Platform as a "template for a new kind of shopping experience" which fights the trends of traditional malls dying. Tenants are required to provide experiences which are unique to Platform. Artist Jen Stark painted an 80-foot-high mural on the side of the building. Other elements to provide a unique experience are brightly colored tables and chairs and a curated music playlist featuring artists like Grimes and Glass Animals.[3]

The center won the annual LA Architectural Awards in 2017.[2]


  1. ^ Jenn Harris (February 20, 2015). "Craftsman and Wolves patisserie to bring the 'rebel within' to Culver City". Los Angeles Times Daily Dish blog.
  2. ^ a b Brett Callwood (June 30, 2016). "PLATFORM honored with architectural award". Culver City News.
  3. ^ Sheila Marikar (August 14, 2017). "Inside The L.A. Mall That's Defying The Retail Apocalypse". Fast Company.

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