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Retail Design

Promote a Hassel-Free

Shopping Experience

Retail Design is a very specialized discipline due to the heavy demands placed on retail space. Because the primary purpose of retail space is to stock and sell product to consumers, the spaces must be designed in a way that promotes an enjoyable and hassle-free shopping experience for the consumer. For example, research shows that male and female shoppers who were accidentally touched from behind by other shoppers left a store earlier than people who had not been touched and evaluated brands more negatively.

We have decades of experience in retail design, efficient floor plan and customer flow layouts, finish selections, fixturing, equipment and engineering. You will love the end result, we guarantee!

Solid communication is the foundation for the design process.

The owner and SCG West will carefully plan and consider all the programmatic functional elements to be integrated for a successful retail store.

There are numerous factors that will influence how the design of a proposed space will evolve to its final built form.

The arrangement of these spaces relies on a strong understanding of the building
program that we develop.

Inside of Apparel Store

Any Retail Project Consists of

Basic Planning Needs

Clear Circulation allowing for a natural flow
Patron entry and check out areas
Online Order pick-up service counters that should not create a conflict between the in store customers shopping and pick up customers
Restrooms must be ADA compliant and accessible by patrons
Back of House functions should not cluster around the service entry or interfere with the customer's retail experience
Separate customer / patron circulation from employee / staff circulation
clothing store

Potential Influences Upon the

Building Program and Retail Design

Site and Building Orientation
Access to roads and public circulation
Delivery Access
Views and Visibility – Visual Opportunities
Location of existing building systems (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing)
"Curb appeal" for highest visual marketability of the Retail Store and Retail Store Storefront Design
Level of privacy desired for the areas such as fitting rooms or lounges (Cozy and intitmate, or more communal and open)
Inside of shoe store

Want to learn about the Design Process?

The Next Steps Following Your Retail Design

Helping You Identify and Plan

Your Perfect Project

The pre-design and construction project development phase is the foundation to the success of any project. It is where visions begin to take shape, important decisions are made, and innovative solutions are explored. Our tested team approaches this phase with a keen eye on all aspects of a project and how they interconnect throughout each phase to eliminate surprises, maximize budgets, shorten schedules, and provide truly positive experiences to our clients.

The vast number of tasks to complete before opening is mind-boggling. Securing and designing the space, setting budgets and schedules and identifying long lead items represent just a few of the time-consuming responsibilities project teams must tackle.

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Long lead items represent just a few of the time-consuming responsibilities project teams must tackle.

Concept development and operations management may be among retail owners’ core competencies, but few have expertise managing the design and construction tasks that come with opening a new location.

SCGWest’ team approach provides the expertise and capability in all of these facets. In fact, we are able to handle the entire design and construction process so corporate or franchise owners can focus on their core business. Considering the significant risks that come with opening a new restaurant or retail space and the importance of getting the design and construction of the venue right, SCGWest provides valuable insight and partners with owners to ensure a smooth process during the complete project cycle.

Additional needs that

We Are here to help with

Budgeting
Site Analysis and Input
Risk Assessment
Space Planning
Preliminary Scheduling
Constructability Review
Value Engineering
Life-Cycle Costing
Assessing Material Availability and Compatibility
Permit Expedition
Subcontractor Bidding and Prequalification
Equipment Procurement
Long Lead Material Identification
Sustainability and Certification
Outside of retail center

We Turn Your Vision Into A Reality

The key strength of SCGWest is the quality of the individual team members and the ability to form a team perfectly suited to any project with knowledge, competency, and experience unrivaled by our competitors.

Client Success Stories

Examples of how awesome we really are.

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