Ponchatoula Drugs


Ponchatoula, Louisiana


Anthony Mercante

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Looking for a new location and a dynamic image, the client wanted to improve visibility, public image, and sales while standing out from his “big box” competitors. Located in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, the site is surrounded by a developing suburban retail environment of parking lots and mundane strip malls. The site’s inherent significance along a highly traveled roadway was utilized by developing a structure that, both in form and material, takes hold of its surroundings and announces its presence. While creating this presence, the building also allows for customer conveniences of drive-through, pick-up, and drop-off of prescriptions. Unlike the competitor’s generic sterility, a pleasant environment is found inside with the pharmacy’s simple footprint and large naturally lit volume, adding to the shopper’s experience and comfort.