Winner 2022 North America competition

American Dream

East Rutherford, NJ
GH+A design studios
Building Company:
Kris Stone, Berardi, Sesso
Atlas Concorde, Lea Ceramiche, Imola Ceramica


GH+A design studios and Edward Caruso Photography

Located in the New York Metropolitan area, American Dream is a 3.2 million-square-foot property that combines shopping, entertainment, and family attractions under one roof. Within a sleek and texturally designed environment, more than 450 retailers and dining destinations are complemented by the ultimate leisure experiences including a water park, NHL-sized ice rink, and 300-foot-tall Observation Wheel. The plethora of patterns and colors that characterized the building from its original construction in the early 2000’s have been transformed by GH+A design studios into a cohesive palette of chic, white tone-on-tone finishes with black framing details. This was accomplished with elegant, marble-inspired porcelain tile from Atlas Concorde, which was used as flooring throughout the “Main Street” common corridors as well as for some of the walls, columns and accent pieces. The firm also specified gauged porcelain panels from Lea’s Slimtech Absolute line for the columns and white glossy tiles from Imola’s Recolour collection for the restroom walls.