The Columbia Sportswear Flagship Store has occupied its space in downtown Portland since 1996. In 2007, Columbia hired GBD to renovate its retail space, including a complete overhaul of mechanical and electrical systems, as well as new storefront glazing and doors.
GBD teamed with the brand identity consultants 2 Hemispheres to update and enhance the retail experience, nearly 12,000 sf in all, in order to showcase Columbia’s seasonal product lines and innovative technology. The renovated interiors, completed in the spring of 2008, continue to immerse customers in the brand identity, while providing access to Columbia’s latest gear and apparel.
The Columbia Flagship Store was the very first retail store to be awarded LEED Gold certification from the USGBC under the LEED for Retail Pilot Program.