Berkeley Bowl West Interior

location:Berkeley, CA
owner:Glen and Diane Yasuda
completion:June 2009

Berkeley Bowl West is a one-of-a-kind, environmentally friendly, and sustainable marketplace at the corner of 9th Street and Heinz Avenue in the mixed-use light industrial neighborhood of West Berkeley. The project—totaling 92,105 square feet—includes two buildings: a 49,000-square-foot grocery marketplace with retail, administrative offices, and associated storage space over an underground parking garage, and a prepared food service area with limited seating and a community room open and available for public use. The design is physically compatible with the surrounding neighborhood characteristics through the use of materials, façade treatment, landscaping, size and placement of windows, and other external visible aspects of the building design.