The Old Mill Shops
Washington, PA

The aesthetic character of The Old Mill Shops suggest a streetscape linkage of urban storefronts. The rhythm and patter of cornice lines, façade heights, overhead sun screens and awnings are punctuated by feature towers which mark sequential cadences along a retail path. The uniform treatment of storefront glazing with balanced spacing of mullions, the use of masonry piers as a language of building form to denote individual “shops” along a streetscape, and the use of a warm neutral color palette as a back drop to individual shop identities.


Project Highlights:

  • 350,000 square foot retail and restaurant center designed and developed to optimize commercial benefits from a sequential approach, to and through the site
  • Clean, crisp building planes and cornice lines distinctively separate this retail center from surrounding retail development
  • Sensitive, fresh, addition to a naturally eclectic surrounding vocabulary of built form
  • Viable retail center and its inclusive place in which to work, shop and visit.