Forever 21

South Coast Plaza, located in Orange County California is internationally known as one of the crown jewels of shopping on the west coast and in the summer of 2011, it became the newest location for the popular apparel company, Forever XXI. The retailer took over 43,000 square feet of an existing Sears store to create their 2 story flagship store. Plump Engineering was hired to engineer the elaborate two story exterior façade, the installation of new escalators and the elevator foundation in an existing building. This involved structural engineers at Plump Engineering strategically designing a plan for cutting a large opening in the concrete flat slab at the grade level, engineering the new concrete foundation at below grade level of the store and reinforcing the new openings on the two story building.