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2012 Design Award Winners
Specialty Food Retailer
Pusateri‘s Bayview Village, Toronto
This Italian imported food emporium provides a modern approach to gourmet food shopping. Clean architectural lines and sophisticated materials guide the design approach, as does the concept of “Food as Fashion.” The textures, colors, and beauty of the food are the center of attraction in this space, with a fashion look expressed through the type of highly reflective surfaces found in high-end retailers. Unlike tradition grocers, the check-out area emulates a hotel concierge desk with marble slab desks, while the untraditional flooring consists of 24-by-24-inch mini-crystal white tile. A valet parking booth lets customers know they have arrived at an exclusive shopping destination.
- Architect Chorny Associates Architect, Toronto, ON. Canada
- Design GH+A, Montreal, QC. Canada
- Exterior Signage Prime Visual Marketing, Toronto, ON. Canada
- General Contracting Jasper Construction, Toronto, ON. Canada
- In-Store Graphics PCL Graphics, Toronto, ON. Canada
- Lighting/Lighting Design Mercor Lighting Group, Toronto, ON. Canada
- Mechanical & Electrical Engineer LKM, Toronto, ON. Canada
- Metalwork A.R.M. Welding & Fabrication, Toronto, ON. Canada
- Millwork COMAS, Toronto, ON. Canada
- Mirror/Glass Oakville Glass, Toronto, ON. Canada
- Photography Philip Castleton Photography, Toronto, ON. Canada
- Refrigeration Neelands Frost, Toronto, ON. Canada
- Stone/Tile Ciot, Montreal, QC. Canada
Starbucks Coffee Portland Brewery Blocks, Portland, Ore.
This is the first company-branded store in Oregon to serve beer and wine alongside Starbucks’ coffee and tea beverages and to offer customers an elevated evening food program. For a new, unique look while maintaining the iconic Starbucks brand, designers developed an Artisan Concept echoing the industrial past of urban markets. Inspired by 1930s Modernism, the motif includes exposed steel beams, masonry walls, factory casement glass, and hand-polishedwoodwork. Salvaged coffee bean dispensers were hung along with messaging to depict the Starbucks Roast Story, while subtle references to the local community include a bike tube artwork installation. Community table bases and tops, wood wall cladding, wood bar fronts and bar tops, and banquette seating were all manufactured using locally sourced materials. Ceiling heights that ranged from nearly 24 feet to 16 feet were brought down to make the space more inviting through the use of large, industrial pendants connected to a metal grid.
- Architect of Record Holst Architecture, Portland, OR.
- Artwork Image Mill, Monroe, WA.
- Artwork/In-Store Graphics Rainier Industries, Tukwila, WA.
- Casework/Consulting/Millwork Synsor Retail Innovation, Everett, WA.
- Design Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA.
- Exterior Signage/In-Store Signage Tube Art, Seattle, WA.
- Fabric Seattle Curtain, Seattle, WA.
- Fixture Contractor/Store Fixtures Triad Manufacturing, St. Louis, MO.
- Furniture/Upholstery Mercury Fab+Cast, Seattle, WA.
- Furniture/Upholstery Mitchell Gold, Taylorsville, NC.
- General Contracting Western Construction, Vancouver, WA.
- Lighting Gexpro, Renton, WA.
- Mechanical & Electrical Engineer Rensch Engineering, Snohomish, WA.
- Photography Monica Perry, Portland, OR.
- Salvaged Wood GOBY Walnut, Portland, OR.
- Salvaged Wood Windfall lumber, Tumwater, WA.