Intended as a high-end experience comparable to Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom, our full transformation of the University of Arizona Flagship Store on campus in Tucson, Arizona, is finally coming to life. One of our most challenging projects to date, the design and construction process involved updating an existing retail space while maintaining the spirit of a highly successful store, phasing work according to the UA academic calendar, and a tight budget. Colkitt&Co performed an in-depth retail analysis of the bookstore’s main sales floor, explored design alternatives through a series of rendered interior views, and careful detailed retail fixtures and displays to seamlessly merge with the most effective aspects of the existing retail environment. The contrast between the previous store and the new well-rounded retail experience comes across as starkly as night and day, especially for those who remember the former bookstore!

Photography by - Ian Patzke