Drafting l Design l Planning l Permits
RETAIL SHOPS DESIGN
Chase Bank & Restaurant Row | West Hollywood, CA
Retail and Restaurant Building
This building was initially designed with aluminum rectangular pieces that would dress up the exterior facade. The builder wanted to take a different approach to minimize the denting and damage that was easily caused to the aluminum finish material by using stucco and score lines to simulate the rectangular aluminum pieces around the building.
The radius corner window and off shape bring an interesting design. This building is located across the infamous Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA.
Abrishami Retail New Shops | Valencia, CA
New Commercial Retail Building
We provided a preliminary design for this 20,000 square feet Retail Building. I also projected isometric views for easy viewing and colored renderings, since the City required this building to tie into the color scheme of its neighboring building Home Depot. It is designed to be occupied by several future tenants and is one of three buildings on a Home Depot site. The building will adjoin the Home Depot Building on a zero lot line.
The design was created to look like an extension of the Home Depot yet having its own distinctive character. The color scheme was that of the Home Depot with added tile and distinctive fenestration that provide this special look while blending in with its adjacent neighbor.
Designed while at C+M Architecture Inc.
Retail is the process of selling consumer goods or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit. Retailers satisfy demand identified through a supply chain. The term "retailer" is typically applied where a service provider fills the small orders of a large number of individuals, who are end-users, rather than large orders of a small number of wholesale, corporate or government clientele. Shopping generally refers to the act of buying products. Sometimes this is done to obtain final goods, including necessities such as food and clothing; sometimes it takes place as a recreational activity. Recreational shopping often involves window shopping and browsing: it does not always result in a purchase.
- - - - -
Retail markets and shops have a very ancient history, dating back to antiquity. Some of the earliest retailers were itinerant peddlers. Over the centuries, retail shops were transformed from little more than "rude booths" to the sophisticated shopping malls of the modern era.
Most modern retailers typically make a variety of strategic level decisions including the type of store, the market to be served, the optimal product assortment, customer service, supporting services, and the store's overall market positioning.
- - - - -
Once the strategic retail plan is in place, retailers devise the retail mix which includes product, price, place, promotion, personnel, and presentation. In the digital age, an increasing number of retailers are seeking to reach broader markets by selling through multiple channels, including both bricks and mortar and online retailing. Digital technologies are also changing the way that consumers pay for goods and services. Retailing support services may also include the provision of credit, delivery services, advisory services, stylist services and a range of other supporting services.
- - - - -
Retail shops occur in a diverse range of types and in many different contexts from strip shopping centers in residential streets through to large, indoor shopping malls.
- - - - -
Shopping streets may restrict traffic to pedestrians only. Sometimes a shopping street has a partial or full roof to create a more comfortable shopping environment protecting customers from various types of weather conditions such as extreme temperatures, winds or precipitation.
Forms of non-shop retailing include online retailing (a type of electronic-commerce used for business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions) and mail order.
A retail shop is a place of business usually owned and operated by a retailer but sometimes owned and operated by a manufacturer or by someone other than a retailer in which merchandise is sold primarily to ultimate consumers.
- - - - -
Small Retailers Advantage
The one advantage that traditional retailers offer over online shopping is a personalized and warm shopping experience. As people have become more technologically focused, they have been left with a shortage of interpersonal contact. For you, the small to medium size retail store owner, this is more than just good news it is a boon for business.
- - - - -
"Online stores" can never match your company.
This is also an area that the big box stores generally fail at. The massive chains, out of necessity, depend on substantial sales with minimum overhead just to support their corporate infrastructures. Placing minimum wage workers under pressure is not a good way to promote good customer service, and online shopping has all but destroyed the convenience advantage the giant retailers once enjoyed. Why drive to Walmart or shoot over to Target when you can have the same items delivered to your front door at the same price (or less).
- - - - -
As evidenced by the immense number of chain store closings taking place and the rising survival rate among small to medium business, this is becoming the age of both the online retailers and smaller physical store owner. Each is meeting customer expectations in their own way.
• • • • • • • • • •