CENTRAL EVERETT, 2006
Mark R. Blubaugh, architect
Hyun Sook Lee, Interior Designer
Drop Zone central Everett is a prototype store design for a growing chain of shipping and mailbox stores. The tenant improvement design concept started with the idea of an aerial supply drop, with a target motif in the 24 hour mailbox lobby. In the main space the aeronautical theme is represented by the use of stainless steel facing on the cabinets, and stainless steel inserts in the display slatwall. The color scheme builds on Drop Zone’s corporate color scheme, providing a more appealing look than a larger competitor’s brown theme.
Major Considerations: The store design needed to be very affordable, while at the same time being eye-catching. The solution uses color and inexpensive materials to achieve this. Part of Drop Zone’s business is handling people’s eBay auctions for them. The front display windows provide a place to display merchandise which is for sale on E-Bay. To provide security for the merchandise in the 24 hour area and allow natural light in, the eBay merchandise is protected inside metal cages which complement the industrial/aeronautical theme.