Starbucks, Fullerton Towers

Fullerton, CA

DATA

2,000 SF Retail
1,330 SF Patio

CLIENT

Starbucks

ROLE

Design Architect
Architect of Record

This mid-century modern drive-thru coffee shop was built to complement the iconic Fullerton Towers. The building is designed with decorative fin-like columns, a large oval-shaped covered patio, and the use of exposed CMU blocks. The pattern of these special CMU blocks creates a dynamic shadow pattern on the wall that changes throughout the day. Palm trees surround the building and even rise through the void in the outdoor canopy to create a connection to the sky. The careful use of outdoor lighting creates an inviting evening atmosphere.

Key AO Experts

Jeff Rabbitt, Architect; Ruba Younan, LEED AP; Pedram Shokati, Architect, LEED AP

Awards:

  • 2019 Concrete Masonry Design Award – Honor Award, Retail Design