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Boarders

Arcadia, California | 2009

This 5,000 sf skateboard store was inspired by urban skate parks. The shell of the building was primarily left raw and untouched, keeping structural steel, a metal-deck ceiling, and concrete slabs exposed. Plywood wall panels serve as backdrops for clothing displays. Only the storefront area is finished with drywall, its aesthetic inspired by the undulating form of a skate ramp. This form is repeated in the ceiling soffits that subdivide featured merchandise areas from the rest of the space.