A new Walgreens store that recently opened in California provides a regionally specific look, which was required by the land owner, Serrano Development, and local jurisdictional authorities.
The El Dorado Hills' Walgreens was designed in the Santa Barbara style, which is composed of a traditional arched entry and towers with medallion sand scroll element accents, vaulted clay-tile roofs, smooth-finish plaster walls with ceramic tile accent bands, fabric awnings, custom wrought iron detailing and on-site pergolas with custom columns and trellis to give a human scale to the site landscaping.
The structure's exterior is a major departure from the corporate image of a traditional Walgreens design; however, it is in context with the design of the other retail buildings planned for The Shops. Walgreens was supportive of the unique design requirements.
The store was developed for Walgreens by BENCOR, LLC of Colorado Springs, CO. CSHQA provided local site support, in coordination with TSD Civil Engineers; design and construction documents and administration for the team which included BENCOR, Pete Navarro and Serrano Development. BD+C