Louie Leu Architect

Stanford Student Store

The lobby of Stanford's Tressider Student union was transformed into the Stanford Student Store on a very tight budget and within a relatively small space. The design takes advantage of the heavy amount of foot-traffic that crosses the lobby space.

The main design features are the pivoting display cases that line the lobby hallway, that also act as doors that open up and expand the store into the hallway, thus inviting in potential shoppers. When the doors are closed, the store is secure, while the merchandise remains beautifully displayed. Decisions regarding display configurations, colors, and lighting were made closely with the student's input.