The Hulla B’Lu Retail Development project included a condensed time frame for the owner to be out of their existing lease space and moved into a new building. Hulla B’Lu is an upscale retail store with both home and apparel items. The owner’s personality, merchandise and the atmosphere she desired to create were key considerations in designing process of this project.

Project Video: Hulla B’Lu Store – Lubbock, Texas from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo.

The project utilized an elevated exterior design that is not “typical” for retail center design. For the interior, we were able to use an open design with exposed structure, vibrant patterns, unique textures, and fun colors that help draw the customer’s eyes across the space. This project was done using a construction manager at risk delivery method with Teinert Construction. The project was split into two packages – the shell building and site design which was followed shortly by the interior finish out of the main retail space. Ultimately, the project took five months to build. The remaining lease spaces that were not finished out are being developed and designed as a separate project which will complete this building.