Merchants Square North Plaza

Williamsburg, VA

In collaboration with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Stemann | Pease Architects, VHB used a process-driven design for transforming public space in Merchants Square, a unique 18th century-style village in Colonial Williamsburg with more than 40 shopping and dining destinations. VHB’s team of landscape architects and engineers collaborated with the owners and architect to develop design plans that convert a parking lot currently used by surrounding restaurants and stores into a “Festival Marketplace” tourist hotspot with ample green space and opportunities for community engagement and entertainment.

Merchants Square is a unique 18th century-style village in Colonial Williamsburg.


  • The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


  • Landscape Architecture

  • Pedestrian Planning & Design

  • Site/Civil Engineering

  • Survey & Mapping

  • Urban Design & Planning

  • Visualization