Community, Connectivity, Authenticity

Founded in 2005 by five longtime friends and colleagues in Los Angeles, 5+design is a creative architecture and planning practice with studios in Hollywood, Shanghai, and Dubai. 

We design places for people first, from the scale of rooms to cities. Encompassing retail, mixed-use, residential, and large-scale urban planning, our work addresses two contemporary human needs: a strong desire for community, allied with enhanced connectivity to the greater world.

We believe in collaboration, as we know that the efforts of many contributors are vital in creating inclusive and engaging communal environments that last. Our projects never stand alone – instead they act as vessels or frameworks for a wide variety of offerings and experiences, both local and global in nature. To succeed, our work must always allow room for others.

Success in our projects is measured by how authentically they are tied to the places where they are located. Through our close relationships with clients, consultants and collaborators, we are able to reach toward this authenticity in everything we do.




One Paseo

San Diego Business Journal's Best Real Estate Awards
2018 Best New Retail
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Wuhan Park Place

International Design Awards (IDA)
Excellence In Architectural Design- Silver Award
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Del Amo

Insider Magazine's Best Shopping Malls List
2018 Best Mall in California
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Optimum Izmir 

International Council of Shopping Centers Europe (ICSC)
2018 Best Refurbishment/Expansion
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China World Trade Center 

International Council of Shopping Centers China (ICSC)
2018 Best Refurbishment/Expansion
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World architecture Festival (WAF)
2017 Best Production Energy And Recycling- Shortlist
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Jumeirah Central

Retail & Leisure International (RLI)
2017 Future Project Award
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Hollywood, California
Retail & Leisure International (RLI)
2017 Designer of the Year


Del Amo Fashion Center

News-Report Regional Best Project
2016 ENR California Best Renovation/ Restoration Engineering
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Crystal Laputa

Asia Pacific Property Awards Architecture
Residential High-Rise Architecture China Highly Commended
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Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas Two70°, Royal Esplanade

Asia Pacific Property Awards Interior Design
Leisure Interior China Award- Highly Commended
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Wuhan Park Place

Cityscape Emerging Markets
2014 Mixed-Use Future Project Award
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MixC One

Shan Dong Province Commercial Daily
2014 Commercial Real Estate Projects with the most Investment Value
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Yongsan IBD

Retail & Leisure International
2013 Future Project Award
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Cairo Festival City

Cityscape Egypt
2013 Built & Future
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CRE Russia
2012 "Gold Brick" Award- Best Large Shopping Center in Federal Russia
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2011 Best Small Retail Project
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International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
2011 Best New European Shopping Center Under 20,000sqm
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Turkey's Trade Council of Shopping Centers & Retailers
2010 Turkey’s Best New Shopping Center Under 50,000 sqm
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Optimum Adana

Trade Council of Shopping Centers and Retail
2011 Turkey’s Best Shopping Center in Outlet Category
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Optimum Istanbul

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
2010 ICSC Best Retail Center Europe


Optimum Istanbul

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
2010 European Medial Retail Center Award


Optimum Istanbul

2010 Best Outlet award (Turkish Council of Shopping Centers) 


Celebrity Eclipse

International Waters
2010 Gold Award - Restaurant Design, Qsine


Celebrity Eclipse

International Waters
2010 Silver Award - Eco-Friendly 'Green' Cruise Ship


Celebrity Eclipse

International Waters
2010 Silver Award - Premium Cruise Ship


Celebrity Eclipse

International Waters
2010 Travel Weekly Magellan Award


Cairo Festival City

Retail & Leisure International
2009 Future Project Award
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Golden Harbour

Ministry of Real Estate & Urban Construction
2008 Guang Xia Award Gold Medal


Times Square Center

2007 Retail Destination of the Year





Agency for the Development of the Bouregreg Valley (AAVB), Morroco

Aldar Properties PJSC, UAE

Al Futtaim Group, UAE

Al Wa’ab City, Qatar

Antaeus Group Co., Ltd., China

Barwa New Cairo Real Estate SAE, Egypt Ltd., China

Bird’s Eye View, Belgium

The Blackstone Group, USA

Chengdu Wide Horizon Ltd., China

China Fortune Land Development, China

China Merchant Group, China

China Resources Land Ltd., China

China World Trade Center Ltd., China

City of Goodyear, USA

DAMAC Properties Co. LLC, UAE

Desna Capital LLC, Russia

DIFC Properties, UAE

Dreamhub Project Financing, Korea

Dubai Holding, UAE

Dubai Properties Group, UAE

ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H & Co. KG, Germany

Echelon Resorts, USA

Equity Office, USA

Forever 21, USA

Foster + Partners, Hong Kong

Fukuoka Japan Urban Design and Development, Japan

Gemdale Properties and Investment Corporation, China

Glorious Land Corporation (GLC), China

Greenland Group, China

Hainan International Tourism Island Development Co., Ltd., China

Henry Holdings, Mexico

Hong Kong Land Ltd., China

Industrial Realty Group, USA


Jones Lang LaSalle, Mexico

Jumeirah Group, UAE

Korean Rail Company (Korail), Korea

KHI Holdings Group, Hong Kong

Kerry Properties, China

Kohn Pederson Fox, USA

Kuala Lumpur Pavilion, Malaysia

Lamda Development, Greece

Shanghai Lujiazui Financial & Trade Zone Development Co. Ltd. China

Longfor (Longhu Properties Co. Ltd.), China

Macerich, USA

Microsoft, USA

Minying Group, China

Modo Group, USA

Mori Building Company, Japan

Nam Kwong (Group) Co. Ltd, Macau

Nam Sang Wai Development Co. Ltd., Hong Kong

Nanjing New City Shopping Mall Development Co., Ltd. China

Nimat Investment Ltd., Russia

The Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, India

Outlets (China) Limited, China

Pacific Star Holdings, Singapore

Pavilions International Ltd., Malaysia

Pioneer Urban Real Estate, India

Portman Holdings, USA

PT. Trans Ritel Properti, Indonesia

Renaissance Development, Russia / Turkey

Rönesans Alisveris Merkezleri, Turkey

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, USA

Ruwaad Holdings LLC, UAE

Samsung Development, Korea

Sears Holdings, USA

Shanghai Greenland Group, China

Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd., Hong Kong

Sharaf Group, UAE

Shandong Dong EE Jiao Co. Ltd., China

Shun Tak Holdings Ltd., Macau

Shui On Land Ltd., China

Simon Properties Group, USA

Simon Ivanhoe, France

Sino-Ocean Land

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, USA

Studio Daniel Libeskind, USA

Stoney Nakoda Nation, Canada

Suning Real Estate Group Co. Ltd., China

Swire Properties Ltd., China

Tecom Investments, UAE


Tourism Development & Investment Co. (TDIC), UAE

China Vanke Co. Ltd., China

Vision (Shenzhen) Business Park Co. Ltd., China

Westfield Corporation, USA