Bloomingdale’s – San Jose
Bloomingdale’s – San Jose, CA
Hixson served as the Architect and Engineer of Record for Bloomingdale’s new flagship store at Westfield Valley Fair. This popular shopping destination in San Jose, California underwent a $1.1 billion renovation and expansion, which included the addition of Bloomingdale’s as an anchor store. The 150,000 sq. ft. Bloomingdale’s features three levels of retail space, including more than 40 luxury brand vendor spaces. The store is built on a fire-rated, structural podium over below-grade parking, with roof-top parking directly above. Exterior façades feature custom-made metal panel rain-screens with integrated LED lighting set against a white stucco background. Two-story glass curtainwalls with integral projecting canopies prominently mark the west and south entries, while the store’s southeast façade design was customized for an exclusive local restaurant.