“Big Nature” Inspires Walmart’s New Home Office Campus
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DETAILS

LocationBentonville, Arkansas
ClientWalmart
Size350 acres

What if the vast and varied landscapes of Northwest Arkansas surrounded and thrived all around the future Walmart Home Office Campus, reversing the typical expectations of a corporate headquarters campus? Walmart as a corporation has always celebrated its hometown heritage, and so their mandate for the 350-acre campus follows that same instinct: to preserve native ecologies and highlight the natural beauty of Arkansas. The “Big Nature” landscape master plan envisions a seamless campus between Walmart associates and the local Bentonville community, set against the majesty of natural features native to Arkansas, to reinforce holistic well-being. Each corner of the campus invites in the complex mosaic of habitats found throughout the region and honors the distinctive cultures that have been an integral part of the company’s history.

From woodland to wetland features, “quads” of varying size, shape, and program blur the line between what is constructed for the corporation and what is created for the community. Extensive tree canopies, tranquil courtyards, and placid lakes with native plantings, locally sourced materials, and comprehensive stormwater management underscore Walmart’s commitment to sustainability. Outdoor spaces support workplace flexibility, while a cohesive network of streets, walkways, and bikeways connect the campus both internally and with the surrounding community of Bentonville. The resulting work environment promises to become an inclusive and seamless part of its surroundings, attracting future Walmart associates and visitors with its connections to the region’s unique local ecologies and the company’s standing in the world marketplace.

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