Urban green


The design for the landscape areas at the Whole Foods Market in Capitola focused on planting that would complement the vibrancy and strong architecture of the renovated storefront. In keeping with Whole Food's environmentally conscious values, green building materials such as pervious concrete and reclaimed wood for the outdoor planters were used in the landscape. A drought tolerant plant palette was used throughout the project. Within this palette, plants were selected for color, texture and hardiness to the urban environment. Special attention was paid to "greening" the outdoor eating areas to provide natural, living elements to create synergy with the built elements.