Walmart recently announced the list of firms designing their new home office campus in Bentonville, Arkansas. Sasaki led the campus master planning process, engaging many diverse voices in the process. Bridging architecture, landscape design, transportation planning, and sustainability, the Sasaki urban design team created a flexible framework for Walmart's new campus. The new home office will incorporate new standards for wellness in all aspects of its design, including hike and bike trails, walkable amenities, and new fitness and child care options.
"It will be a highly walkable campus comprised of four distinct neighborhoods,” explains Martin Zogran. “The plan integrates both the low-rise urban grid of Bentonville and the more naturalistic trail system characteristic of Northwest Arkansas. It's an exciting new future for the extended Walmart family and Bentonville.”