Shopping at Scheels can be an all-day experience, with rides for the kids, exhibits and displays, an enormous aquarium full of local species of fish, fashion departments, sports equipment and activities (including an archery range), and a restaurant. This flagship store, a two-story, 220,000-square-foot retail destination (260,000-square-feet with storage and merchandise mezzanines), includes an 86-foot atrium space to add natural light and to accommodate the 65-foot, 16-car operating Ferris wheel.
This is Q&D’s fourth project together with SCHEELS and design leader R.L. Engebretson. It is set to open in April 2021.
Managing the construction of a SCHEELS store requires extensive coordination with owner-direct vendors. Coordination items for the Colorado Springs location include specialty log finishes, concessions, games, simulators, premium vendors, large-scale displays, security, audio-visual specialties, phones, and IT.
The result of the team’s efforts are apparent in the quality level of the store. SCHEELS’ designers choose products and prepare details to reinforce quality standards. But a quality material installed poorly will not stand the test of time – which is why Q&D’s process of qualifying subcontractors and evaluating mock-ups of installed work help ensure standards are met.
Colorado Springs, CO