Colonial Williamsburg Foundation,
GLAVÉ & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE (G&HA) was asked by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to assist Quinlan & Francis Terry Architects of Dedham, England, to design 35,000 square feet of new retail space to complement an important corner in Merchants Square. This building is located on Duke of Gloucester Street across from the Kimball Theatre. The new structure provides space for three or four retail tenants and second floor offices that will enhance the vitality of Merchants Square. The added shopping opportunities are expected to draw more people to the area and extend the visit of those who shop there.
The footprint has been designed to allow for generous pedestrian circulation around all sides of the site with wide, brick-paved walks. Landscaping, including shrubs, trees, lampposts and benches, serve to extend the existing character of Merchants Square around the new building.