The Shops at Valley Square
The goal for this project was to create a lifestyle shopping center that evoked the feeling of a traditional, small town main street. PZS created a small town square featuring gathering areas, restaurants with outdoor seating, and green space for concerts and community events. To distinguish each building, the proportions and rhythms of fenestration have been slightly altered.
Each building has a distinct footprint, massing, height, profile, shape and plan to provide a comfortable human scale. Using a shared vocabulary of materials, each retailer has an individual identity, yet the center as a whole exhibits a feeling of continuity and cohesion.
The Shops at Valley Square is a pedestrian-friendly, Main Street-style, open-air shopping center in the heart of desirable Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The center sits, with excellent frontage, at the intersection of Routes 611 and 132. Valley Square is part of a 146-acre mixed-use development that includes 110,000sf of Class A office space, 200 luxury condominiums and additional retail. The Shops are located directly adjacent to a convenience center featuring Wegmans, Staples, Sports Authority, and Michaels.