Commercial Design - Retail
2600 sf - New Orleans, LA
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Project: Design a retail space with employee areas on the entire ground floor of a masonry highrise in New Orleans. The store, Design Reclaimed, features products made from repurposed goods. One of the goals is to construct the product displays from repurposed materials to align with the merchandise theme.
Programming: The clients were interviewed in order to develop a profile, a list of requirements, goals and objectives, and other critical documentation. The complete retail program (.pdf) (large file - 48Mb) is available for review.
Adjacency Studies: Adjacencies were explored to determine the best arrangement for the retail space and employee areas with respect to traffic flow and merchandise handling.
Concept Sketches: Ideas were sketched for merchandise display concepts, particularly those that utilized repurposed materials.
Block Diagrams: Scaled block diagrams explored area placements within the building envelope.
Rough Plans: Rough plans provided better ideas for how best to organize the functional areas and the human and merchandise flows.
Final Design: The final space plan evolved from the rough plans to a design that allowed for good operations in employee areas and appealing placement of merchandise for customers.
Elevations: Elevations of the north and west walls were completed for the retail space to feature the product collections together and show some of the ceiling details.
Perspective: A perspective rendering of the high design retail area was completed to highlight one of the features of the store.
Detail Drawings: Detail drawings for two of the displays demonstrate how vintage materials can be repurposed for new use.
Furniture, Fixtures and Finishes: The furniture used within the retail space follows the reclaimed theme and features products that utilize repurposed and/or organic materials, all of which is for sale. Some of the fixtures utilize repurposed materials and are available for purchase. The finishes have minimal impact on the environment, including featuring the original brick walls and concrete floors in many areas. The budget and specifications (.pdf) document for the retail area is available for review.
Final Boards: The final presentation incorporated the finished drawings and representations of all aspects of the design.
Project completed for design development course in 2008.