At the corner of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and the Vermilion River in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana is where you’ll find this uniquely designed Whole Foods and Retail Center.  A grocery anchored retail site for the Ainbinder Company, Ambassador Crossing combines both quality design and retail flexibility with the national brand of Whole Foods Market to create a landmark destination for the inhabitants of Lafayette.  The signature style of Whole Foods was maintained with industrially expressed steel members, natural brick, and rich wood veneer.  Not just any typical wood siding, this store uses locally sourced Sinker Cypress Wood harvested from bayous and rivers for a dramatic entrance piece which serves as the focal point of the entire center.  These thematic elements repeat themselves throughout the retail, tying the buildings together as a unit.  After all, a city as culturally rich as Lafayette deserves a design as unmistakable as this to serve the community.