Ralphs Grocery Store Design
Various Locations | Grocery
Client: The Kroger Company
Size: 60,000 SF
- Best Retail Project – Silver, Commercial Real Estate Awards, 2015
Ralphs Sherman Oaks is a redevelopment of an existing, single-level supermarket which had previously served the community for 42 years.
This new unique podium-style store is comprised of a two-level precast concrete parking structure concealed by a 40,000 steel-framed market. The design combines textures and materials which provide a dynamic interest point on the highly visible corner of Ventura Boulevard and Hazeltine Avenue and complements the existing commercial corridor.
As an active market in the neighboring community, it was integral that all aspects of the new store were designed with the customer in mind. Upon entering the store, through the illuminated parking structure or by the main street entrances, customers are greeted to an iconic, multi-story glass atrium. A grand mezzanine allows people to sit and enjoy food and drinks, while establishing a point of connectivity to the community as it is visible to outside traffic.
Ralphs Sherman Oaks sets itself apart from other markets as it meets ENERGY STAR and USGBC LEED® certification requirements.