The architectural vision behind Walmart’s New Home Office is an instilling of values to be people-led, forward-thinking, and sustainable. The design teams will work together to bring the vision to life, helping boost creativity, efficiency, and transparency for employees to create stronger connections and healthier lifestyles.

Project Essentials

  • LocationBentonville, AR
  • ClientWalmart
  • ArchitectGensler
  • Size350 acres

Dispersed within 350 acres of native seeded greenery and 15 acres of lakes, the offices will comprise more than 2 million square feet of mass timber construction spread over 11 buildings. Additional amenity buildings include a fitness center, dining areas, daycare facility, auditorium, and visitor center. The open floor plans in working spaces will feature exposed wood to provide warmth and nature that will be enjoyed inside and out.

A new mass timber fabrication facility in Conway, Arkansas will supply timber to the project using locally sourced materials and state-of-the-art machinery and technologies. This new plant will help further this new timber industry in the southern and eastern United States while helping to achieve low embodied carbon sustainability targets.

The client’s decision to build with mass timber is a demonstration of its commitment to green building design that is of an unprecedented scale in North America.

Design for the office buildings will be ongoing through 2021. The new home office campus is anticipated to open in phases between 2020 and 2024.

Watch Walmart’s New Home Office concept video below: