Philadelphia, PA
Fall 2011
In collaboration with Shawn Hausman Design and Pomegranate Design

boyds is a Philadelphia institution – a multigenerational family business that has clothed generations of Philadelphians. The store is housed in a landmark historic building, which was originally a high end funeral home. The original renovation was done in 1990, and had become tired and dated, with millwork obscuring much of the historic detail of the space. The owners of the store approached Stokes Architecture with the intention of redesigning the second floor men's suit department with a more upscale and timeless-modern look. Stokes Architecture collaborated with the designer Shawn Hausman, and the retail specialists Pomegranate Design, on the new design – opening up the sightlines in the space, and revealing the historic detail. Custom millwork was designed using a variety of distinctive materials. The resulting space has a comfortable, lived-in vibe, feeling both classic and fresh, with a mix of decorative elements that spans every decade of boyds history from the 1930's to the present.