it looks very white boring and sterile almost like roy thomson hall before the renovated the concert hall
Yeah, I don't understand why Nordstrom just don't care: they could have told CadFair "double height hallway for our entrance or forget it", but neither they nor CadFair cared enough. That's distressing.
Does it really surprise you? They have a whole massive wall (More than double height) to showcase their brand on the other side of the mall and chose to create a tiny, off-centred entrance on that end too.
And neglect the massive frontage they have into the galleria portion of the mall? Whatever their reason, it's a poor design choice.