While in the midst of working with the Filistix team to plan their new downtown Edmonton location, they received news that the leases for their University campus outlets were being terminated. Thankfully, a space was available for them in the Students’ Union Building to consolidate on campus, however it was mid-July, and the all-important back to school week in September was fast approaching.
Our strategy included the creative reuse of the millwork from the coffee shop that had previously occupied the space, and the use of quick-ship materials and fixtures. We designed a concept that was new, functional, reflected the updated Filistix brand we had already been working on, and able to be built within the tight timeline.
Thanks to the planning, organization, and execution by the contractor Retrofit Design, the project went from possession to opening in 30 days, and new students could join the famously long but fast Filistix line-ups in September.