Size: 8,000 sf
Location: Waukesha WI
The Longview Retail Development is a new retail building located on an underutilized site along a active commercial road in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The slopes of the existing site dictated a creative design solution that minimized costly excavation and transportation of soils.
The building is design to allow flexible layout for an unknown interior layout while creating an attractive, warm and welcoming building. A generous plaza in front of the building creates a important pedestrian scaled space that mitigates between the parking lot and retail spaces.
The design of the building utilizes a fresh, white brick facade that connects two wood clad pavilions. The materials for these pavilions is a simulated metal wood siding that has a rich, dark chocolate color which compliments the white brick. Additionally, there is a crisp metal trim portal that articulates the entrances of the buildings and provides a cap to these pavilions.
Finally, extensive landscaping of the property a amplifies the pedestrian character of the development. All told, the design transforms a utilitarian retail development into a welcoming, comfortable building that will create a pleasant experience for people visiting the building.