Christopher Coates

Christopher Coates

Los Angeles, CA, US


Retail - Kriser's Pet Foods

Kriser's Pet Foods:

Santa Monica, CA; Studio City, CA; Valencia, CA; Bucktown, IL; Chicago, IL; Clybourn, IL

All Completed between Mar. 2009 ~ Apr. 2011

Lead designer for the west coast expansion of Kriser's Pet Foods. A chic, yet humble pet merchandising chain founded in Chicago, IL. My task was to design their new Californian stores
while co-designing a new Krisers Brand with a Brand Management Company. Additionally, I was
Lead Designer for tenant improvements of two existing Chicago locations to be more aligned
with new store planning and brand. These tenant improvements totaled 12,500sqft; with an
average of 75 dollars per sqft per improvement.



Client Consultation:

Meetings w/ client for initial consultation.
Determination of client's needs/desires
Discussion of budgets, schedules and expectations.
Store Planning/Design:
Collaboration w/ david forbes hibbert in the layout and flow of consumer experience for maximum merchandise exposure
Drawing Development:
Management of Autodesk Revit drawing development
Management of permit acquisition
Construction Administration:
Lead DFH contact for construction administration
i.e. RFI's, field complexities & field revisions

Project completed with david forbes hibbert, aia

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Status: Built
Location: Various Cities within CA & IL