Williamsburg Pottery

Project Overview

  • 140,000 square feet of retail space
  • 19 acres and three separate buildings with a restaurant on site
  • Included a stage for live music and performances

Bringing international flavor to a local institution.

The Williamsburg Pottery has a long history of providing residents of James City County and the state of Virginia with one-of-a-kind home goods from around the world. As part of a massive expansion to their existing warehouse buildings, they envisioned a new complex across the railroad tracks from their existing location with over 140,000 square feet of retail space.

The project covers 19 acres, including three separate buildings and an Au Bon Pain restaurant on site. The design draws from the owner’s love of Dutch Colonial facades with a combination of symmetry, movement, and light-hearted color palettes.

Prominent features of the new complex include a clock tower, a courtyard with a stage for live music and performances, extensive LED site and architectural lighting, a gourmet food and wine section, as well as indoor and outdoor seating at the Café & Bakery and Deli.

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