Techline Furniture Boulder
Commercial Tenant Finish (Improvement) for a 2,607 sf retail office and home furnishings store located at the east end of the world-famous Pearl Street pedestrian mall and located on the southeast corner of 15th and Pearl. Housed in the prime storefront frontage of the new City of Boulder owned parking structure, Techline experienced their most profitable year, after 25 years of business, upon moving into this new retail space.
The intention of the design was to create a cosmopolitan and industrial loft type atmosphere that would contrast with the architectural norm of Boulder’s historic commercial district. The existing steel and concrete block structure of the parking garage was left uncovered and highlighted through the use of paint colors and surface for sign display. Mechanical ductwork, electrical conduit and pendant lighting from above were left exposed to highlight the industrial nature of the space. The furniture displays were organized to allow a customer to move on a self-guided tour of the inventory. This walk through was further reinforced by the creation of ‘walkways’ in the existing concrete slab. The concrete slab was sand and pebble blasted to create textured walk areas.
Completed in 2001.