HFA has a long-standing history with Walmart, the Bentonville-based, multinational retail corporation which has over 10,000 retail supercenters in 24 countries. HFA partners with Walmart to provide architectural and engineering services for numerous remodels, new store, and special projects each year. Our services for these projects include architectural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, refrigeration, and structural; and we provide these throughout all phases of design and construction. Examples of support include: Conducting existing site verification visits Providing exterior branding design packages Producing Construction Documents Managing document submittals for review and permit Managing and producing document revisions throughout pre-construction, bidding, and construction Conducting any state required construction observations upon project completion A large portion of the Walmart program focuses on General Remodel, including large-scale interior and exterior updates, expansions of the existing store footprint, implementations of prototypical design elements, and store-specific updates and design initiatives. Additionally, HFA was selected in 2021 as one of three architectural firms in Walmart’s Design Collective to manage and design projects to test one of their newest initiatives. Our architectural and engineering teams collaborated with other civil and structural firms, vendors, and consultants to develop design solutions for various prototypical and non-prototypical layout stores. Through clear communication, exceptional coordination, and design thinking, our team was able to help the client solidify design guidance and achieve their goal of beginning implementation in select stores.