Our firm designed the shell building for a 50,000 SF steel framed structure for Whole Foods Market. The owner wished to have a unique building with an openness and inviting appeal to the public. The building design comprises an open structure roof and a raised and tilted roof area with clerestory windows in the center. This area is a leaf shape reflecting the Whole Foods logo. The raised leaf was designed to be viewed from the US 59 freeway overpasses adjacent to the site. The exterior wall finishes are face brick veneer in two colors and Arriscraft which is a manufactured stone, all in warm and inviting colors. An area screen wall in front of a portion of the building with random openings partially screens a lush garden area with walkways, seating areas and several fountains. A fountain and cistern at the entrance collects roof water from the leaf which is stored in an underground storage tank and used for irrigation.