Jackson, Wyoming • 47,000 sq. ft.
Design Team: Chris Moulder AIA, Brian Tarantola, Matt Miller
As an exercise in adaptive reuse, we converted a 47,000 square foot vacant grocery store into commercial spaces for two national tenants and a local sporting goods retailer. The building, while at a prime location of a five-way intersection in downtown Jackson, Wyoming, had been vacant since the prior tenant, a national grocery store chain, had built a new store in west Jackson.
We took this vacant building with a blank, vacant stare and gave it a recognizable facelift with three distinct entries leading to the three leasable spaces. Due to a deep “covered porch” on the street elevation, and no windows, aside than the glass on doors, the principal frontage of the building was dark and forbidding. Large windows to the parking lot and lighter, brighter Finnish birch veneered plywood with exposed fasteners and glu-laminated ribs now add an inviting visual interest, welcoming patrons into the various retailers' spaces.