NAU (pronounced: now) is a Portland based sustainable apparel company. For their flagship store, located at corner of NW 11th & Everett, GBD teamed with ENGIN Creative to deliver a 3,000sf retail environment to reflect the core values of NAU: sustainability, style & performance.
The design minimizes its environmental impact by reusing the majority of the existing building shell, along with interior finishes of FSC certified white oak, and low VOC laminates and paints. Energy efficient LED lighting balances natural daylight from the south and west-facing storefronts. The design delivers a clean, contemporary and efficient space that lives much larger than its modest size. Inspired by this success, NAU plans to significantly increase their brick-and-mortar presence in the coming years.
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