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Specialty Non-Apparel

Big Shark Bicycle Company

St. Louis, MO



Specialty Store, Sales Area 3001 to 5000 Square Feet
Award of Merit
Kiku Obata & Co., St. Louis

A new store design communicates the retailer's identity: a specialty bike shop that's passionate about the sport. A large expanse of glass invites customers into the store, which features graphic panels of store-sponsored cyclists, lighting that glows in a rich blue hue against wood framing and a custom fitting area for preferred customers.

Client: Big Shark Bicycle Company, St. Louis: Mike Weiss, owner

Design/Architecture: Kiku Obata & Co., St. Louis: Kiku Obata, Kevin Flynn, AIA, Dennis Hyland, AIA, and Troy Guzman, design team

General Contractor: Icon Contracting, St. Louis

Outside Design Consultants: KPFF Consulting Engineers, St. Louis (structural engineers)
William Tao & Associates, St. Louis (mechanical, electrical and civil engineers, plumbing, fire protection)


Lighting: Alkco, Franklin Park, Ill.
Metalux/Halo/Corelite, Houston
Surelite, Atlanta
Bruck Lighting Systems, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Rambusch, New York
RSA Lighting, Chatsworth, Calif.

Fixtures: Comatec, Weston, Ont.

Carpet: Pacificrest Mills, Irvine, Calif.

Security System: Vision Able, St. Louis
ABF/American Burglary & Fire, St. Louis

Signage and Graphics: Engraphix, St. Louis

Photography: Jon Miller, Chicago (shots #1,3,5); Todd Owyoung, St. Louis (#2,4,6)




MasterClass: ‘Re-Sparkling’ Retail: Using Store Design to Build Trust, Faith and Brand Loyalty

HOW CAN WE EMPOWER and inspire senior leaders to see design as an investment for future retail growth? This session, led by retail design expert Ian Johnston from Quinine Design, explores how physical stores remain unmatched in the ability to build trust, faith, and loyalty with your customers, ultimately driving shareholder value.

Presented by:
Ian Johnston
Founder and Creative Director, Quinine Design

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