Lafayette, New Jersey
Area: 100,000 + sq. ft.
Situated in the Skylands Region of northwest New Jersey, Olde Lafayette Village has developed into a major retail and commercial destination. Conceptually, the site plan, as well as the character and design aesthetics of the individual buildings, is based on a traditional New England town. The Village is organized around a central square with internal pathways weaving among the structures. The variety and flexibility of the space accommodates both major retailers such as Izod and Jones New York as well as local specialty shops.
The Village has been built in phases and continues to grow. In anticipation of this future growth, HQW Architects designed the master plan so that additional buildings, located on the perimeter of the existing village would feel like natural outgrowths of an expanding town.