Platform is a community shopping center in Culver City, on the Westside of Los Angeles. Platform consists of about 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) of retail and restaurant space and 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) of creative and office space, in a group of three-story buildings on Washington Boulevard near to Landmark Avenue. It has been referred to as a boutique retail center or design quarter, and houses boutiques, fitness studios, offices and restaurants in a repurposed industrial building. Tenants are required to provide experiences that are unique to Platform, which has helped the mall succeed. For example, Artist Jen Stark painted an 80-foot-high mural on the side of the building. Other elements include brightly colored tables and chairs and a curated music playlist featuring artists such as Grimes and Glass Animals.
The center won the annual LA Architectural Awards in 2017.
- "Platform shopping development in Culver City loads up…", Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2016
- Jenn Harris (February 20, 2015). "Craftsman and Wolves patisserie to bring the 'rebel within' to Culver City". Los Angeles Times Daily Dish blog.
- Brett Callwood (June 30, 2016). "PLATFORM honored with architectural award". Culver City News.
- Sheila Marikar (August 14, 2017). "Inside The L.A. Mall That's Defying The Retail Apocalypse". Fast Company.