Whole Foods Market
Sugar Land, Texas
The Whole Foods Market project located in Sugar Land, Texas, consists of a 21-foot-tall garden wall along the front of the store and five water features along the front and side. The water feature in front of the main store entrance is a 12-foot-tall cascading cistern that captures rain from the roof system and stores it in an underground tank, which uses the stored water for irrigation. That feature serves as one of many green designs within the project. Development of this Whole Foods Market includes building the store with a structural steel framing with masonry and arriscraft veneer. The EMJ team also implements a structural steel frame trellis to shade the seating area for the coffee shop and to offer additional water features. The design also includes a supervised daycare and playground area for children while adults shop.