Every H-E-B grocery store Narrate Design has helped create throughout its almost 20-year relationship with the Texas-based company is unique to its setting. Yet the experience encountered in each H-E-B store is designed to inspire the same feeling: this is my H-E-B.
H-E-B Montrose Market is a 75,000-square-foot, neighborhood-inspired grocery, adjacent to the Menil Collection museum. It creates a friendly neighborhood gathering place, making use of existing trees, open space, and interior daylighting. Its design includes sustainable site development techniques such as water conservation and enhanced indoor environmental quality through daylighting and natural ventilation. Indoor areas include two stories of retail, dining, and office spaces, while outdoor areas include seating for café dining, a stage for live performances, and exterior exhibition space for the local arts and crafts market.