Universal CityWalk

Groundbreaking urban entertainment center

Universal Studios needed a dynamic path for people walking between the existing studio tour, cinemas, amphitheater, and parking structures. We designed much more. Universal CityWalk invented the Urban Entertainment Center as an intricate and sensory stimulated collection of uses and attractions.

At a Glance

Project Type

Open/Public Space, Sports & Entertainment, Retail

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Size

540,000 sq ft

Client

MCA Universal

Executive Architect

DMJM/Keating

Services

Architecture

Awards

Design Award, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), 1994

Urban Beautification Award, Los Angeles Business Council, 1994

Award of Excellence, The Asian American Architects and Engineers Association, 1995

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"It attracts people from all kinds of backgrounds, from all over the world. They don't come to shop here, they come to have a good time."

Universal CityWalk redefined the urban village as an intricate weave of uses and services.
Universal CityWalk redefined the urban village as an intricate weave of uses and services.
CityWalk is part entertainment district, part urban street life, part tourist attraction, and part shopping street.
CityWalk is part entertainment district, part urban street life, part tourist attraction, and part shopping street.

Over $800/sq ft in Annual Sales

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Even for a project that attracts so many tourists because of theme park, locals still make up nearly 70% of annual sales.

A true game-changer.

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