Whole Foods


Cranston, Rhode Island

With the motto “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet,” Whole Foods Market has a vision that reaches beyond just being a food retailer. The company maintains high standards of quality and sustainability in each of its stores. A remodel of an existing grocery store, the Cranston Rhode Island building was updated to embody the unique character that the national organic grocer desires in each of its stores.
A suspended canopy along the front of the store provides uninterrupted display of exterior merchandise, and a cupola over the main entrance expresses Rhode Island’s nautical heritage and New England tradition. High-bay windows lend daylight to the produce area and break up the street façade.
In addition to the building design, Harriman provided 3D computer modeling in assisting the client to visualize interior spaces during development of the design.