Musician’s Friend, headquartered in southern Oregon, is the world’s largest direct marketer of music gear. This project is a new state-of-the-art distribution center with a retail zone that’s inviting from the outside and playful and colorful on the inside. The single story, 702,000 SF build-to-suit office/distribution building is located in the north Kansas City, Missouri area and contains 21,000 SF of office area and 20,000 SF of retail area within the facility.
The client wanted a distribution center that also functions as a retail music outlet, so it was essential that it project Musician’s Friend’s culture and personality. Since most employees are also musicians, we made it a place they’ll want to come to each day. We were playful with design, paint schemes and architectural accents, maintaining all functional aspects of a distribution center, including extra security for one-of-a-kind, high-ticket collectible instruments.