Denver, CO Architects

Scandinavian Designs Rocklin

  • Rocklin, CA

This 40,000 SF ‘Big Box’ Retail prototype store was designed to showcase furniture for ‘Scandinavian Designs’.  Utilization of a carefully proportioned massing and exterior material palette was incorporated to symbolically and physically represent the lost craft of furniture making. 

To reinforce the Scandinavian principles of balancing man made and organic, several sustainable strategies were employed, including:

  • Green roof
  • Daylighting
  • Radiant ‘cool’ floor
  • Thermosyphon induced ventilation
  • Microclimate landscape zones

Efficient construction technologies such as tilt up concrete construction, repetitive steel framing, standard storefront glazing, and a ‘rain screen’ facade system were employed to keep overall building costs within the owners’ $120.00/SF budget.