DEVON YARD [DEVON, PA]
Completed: Summer 2018
Pennsylvania’s Devon Yard offers a lush, eclectic, and inviting setting to meet for shopping, dining, and celebrating weddings and other life milestones. The unique immersive lifestyle experience here reflects the sensory-rich Anthropologie brand that anchors this six-acre campus in quaint Chester County.
Typically, NewStudio guides renovations of existing spaces for Anthropologie stores. This project required demolishing about two city blocks of buildings at a former garden center site and designing a ground-up branded development, featuring five new primary structures surrounding a central courtyard.
NewStudio encouraged relationships among a cadre of designers, consultants, engineers, contractors, and town representatives. Together, they worked to seamlessly integrate distinct amenities, such as eateries, bridal wear and apparel shops, outdoor ceremony garden with a covered mingling porch, and a spacious reception area for up to 150 guests. Abundant natural light, reclaimed barn-wood floors, exposed beams, and graceful foliage and floral arrangements maintain Devon Yard’s sophisticated-rustic aesthetic in complementary designs that flow cleanly and logically from one space to the next.
At Devon Yard, NewStudio’s expertise in code research, repurposed materials, collaboration, and thoughtful design merged well to make the many complex solutions here appear elegantly simple.