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Discover services with your storefront goals at the forefront.

When it comes to opening a brick and mortar business, we know there's no shortage of things to consider. That's why we're here to help you navigate the complex and often overwhelming process involved every step of the way.

 

Whether you're considering leasing, buying, expanding, or refreshing your existing brick and mortar, we'll help you better understand the many requirements and needs of your future business so you can make an informed decision about the building or site that's right for you.

our services

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RETAIL
DESIGN

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Predesign Exploration

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Building
Analysis

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Architectural Design

 

Predesign exploration

If you’re thinking about opening a storefront, planning ahead is critical. Our Predesign Exploration Package can better inform you of the business’ needs from a building perspective, including code requirements, size, space usage, site approach, and more before you even have a space in mind.

STARTING AT $450

Package includes:

  • One 90-minute discovery meeting to discuss: 

    • Your business site and building needs, desires, and limitations

    • Code requirements per business use and building type

    • How a change of use or occupancy could affect the project

  • Resources and deliverables:

    • Building code resource guide on your business occupancy type

    • Meeting notes and recommendations based on discussion

 

Additional hourly scope may include:

  • A deep dive into the codes pertinent to your business needs, the building and the site

  • Space program matrix describing size, adjacencies, desired connections and barriers, and needs specific to the space

  • Visual program diagram of the spaces

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RETAIL DESIGN

Already have a storefront but struggling with curb appeal, foot traffic, or store flow? Then our Retail Design Package options are perfect for you. Together, we’ll identify your goals and customize a plan to optimize your storefront performance to its full potential.

Concept Package $450

Package includes:

  • 120 minute on-site brainstorm of:

    • Exterior facade, street interaction, signage and visibility, window display and lighting, and incorporating branding

    • Interior layout, circulation and wayfinding, lighting, display fixtures, and incorporating branding

 

Design Package

Starting at $2,400

Package may include:

  • On-site discovery session

  • One or more planning meetings

  • Branding support (colors, tones, textures)

  • Science and psychology of shopping insight

  • Lighting & wayfinding recommendations

  • Display fixture layout and purchase list

  • Street interaction opportunities

  • Storefront visibility and signage

  • Traffic flow and circulation

  • Up-to-date city of Duluth zoning requirements

  • Accessibility improvements

  • Written summaries of research and recommendations

  • Visual diagrams and conceptual design mockups

  • Coordination of product sales and installation

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BUILDING ANALYSIS

Before moving forward with architectural design, it’s essential to ensure the building you have in mind fits your needs. Our Building Analysis Package helps future-proof your building before you sign on the dotted line so you can avoid unexpected code requirements and other feasibility considerations that could cost you thousands of dollars down the road. 

 

Starting at $1,200

Package may include:

  • Initial discovery session

  • Research on past uses and public information on the building

  • Existing building walk through

  • Follow-up notes and recommendations 

  • One or more planning meetings

  • Study of the existing building and site opportunities and limitations

  • Research of building, energy, accessibility and zoning codes

  • Programming of space usage

  • Conceptual site or building diagrams

  • Facilitation with other trade partners for additional studies, such as surveying, structural observation or discussions with the City 

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Only a few spots open each year!

If you already have a building leased or purchased, the next phase of the process is architectural design. Our package includes everything from guiding the design and drawing development to helping you select the best contractors, and of course, oversee the overall construction of the project every step of the way. So, if you’re ready to move forward, let us know as soon as possible so we can reserve a spot for you!

Final cost depends

on project needs

package includes:

  • Predesign Exploration

  • Conceptual design

  • Design development

  • Construction documents

  • Construction observation

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wondering what we can
reimagine together?

Check out our frequently asked questions or view some of the past projects we've worked on to get a better idea of how we can transform your brick and mortar business.

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