The Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Rosemont, Illinois / United States of America

The Fashion Outlets of Chicago is the first installation location for The Arts Initiative, a newly established art collective that selected 11 internationally recognized contemporary artists to create in-situ works of art that are displayed throughout the public space. This long-term partnership will continue to enrich and enliven the Fashion Outlets of Chicago by integrating artist-driven ideas and contemporary artwork in a way that will redefine public art spaces for years to come.  This fusion of site-specific, museum-quality art in a public space adds a layer of sophistication unique for a retail center.

The sweeping grand staircase and extensive skylights maximize natural light. Furniture is inviting and lounge-like, while the food court provides a transformative dining space that integrates open seating, a colored glass art-wall, and a basket-weave ceiling.

The 530,000-SF shopping center also features luxury retailers while fusing art, architecture, fashion and food into the space and revolutionizes the way commercial, artistic and community needs interact with each other.

Architect of Record

KA Architecture

Associate Architect

RTKL Associates Inc.


The Macerich Company

General Contractor

Power Construction Company


  • The Arts Initiative & Primary Projects
  • Thorson Baker & Associates
  • Thorson Baker & Associates