Whole Foods Market - South Loop
Gold - LEED for Commercial Interiors (2008) Located in an urban context on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, this project is a 55,000 square-foot, natural foods store custom designed to convey an overall sense of openness. The design process, materials, energy, lighting design, water and food-service equipment were all reviewed to optimize performance. Small signs throughout the store identify the features that are deeply tied to Whole Foods' mission. The store was part of the national Greenbuild 2008 Conference tour, with Amanda Tullos as the guide. The South Loop store was also the 2008 ISP/VM+SD Store Design Winner.