Bloomingdale's Palo Alto
The unique site conditions for this project gave us an opportunity to design a new, from-the-ground-up, Bloomingdale’s building that addressed two distinct scales: the vehicular scale along El Camino Real and the pedestrian scale within the Stanford Shopping Center. These observations, along with our prevailing winds and sun angles analyses, allowed us to develop a design with strategically placed facade materials and entrances. We were able to maximize the interior retail space while establishing an overall exterior massing that allowed the building to fit properly within the scale of its surroundings. Highly visible from the street and accessible from the shopping center, Bloomingdale’s Stanford is a prominent shopping destination.