The Future of Industrial is the Shopping Mall’s Past Webinar
Recorded On: 06/08/2021
While some say the future of industrial is vertical warehouses, others speculate the future of the sector may look quite different. Amazon has made headlines recently as the company snapped up disused shopping malls and began turning them into distribution centers. Indeed, malls in the right demographic locations can be too expensive to purchase and demolish, and the building types that accommodate last mile needs don’t need excessive land bays in most cases, so malls can be a strong candidate for conversion to last mile distribution centers. In this webinar, John R. Meadows IV, senior project manager, Powers Brown Architecture, will dive into this phenomenon and share why it’s important that Amazon, who is already adept at warping warehousing typologies, is interested in mall
Speaker: John R. Meadows IV, senior project manager, Powers Brown Architecture
John R. Meadows IV
Senior Project Manager
Powers Brown Architecture
- John R. Meadows IV is a senior project manager with Powers Brown Architecture.
- John manages the firm’s e-commerce projects throughout North America. His particular expertise as an architect, including more than 8 years of experience as a store planner and designer with Pier 1, gives him a particular insight into the workings of retail and distribution spaces.
- He has more than 20 years of architectural design experience with more than 5 million square feet for Amazon.