AT WALNUT CREEK
Modern-Agrarian, Retail Development
Walnut Creek, Ca
This completely new 25-acre development created a new community in eastern Walnut Creek, immediately adjacent to
the Shadelands Business park. With 200,000 SF of shops and restaurants, and anchored by big retail brands, the Orchards provides much needed amenities in an appropriately scaled, pedestrian friendly shopping environment.
The masterplan was created with extensive community input and city dialogue over nearly two years. The resulting design weaves buildings in and around existing mature oak and walnut trees, with winding roads and multiple outdoor spaces for gathering and dining. The architecture is “modern agrarian”, a contemporary interpretation of fo rms highlighting the areas farming history.