GTM Architects Designs First Brick-and-Mortar Store for Jenni Bick

by Katie Lee

Bethesda, Md. — GTM Architects, an award-winning residential and commercial architectural firm, has designed the first brick-and-mortar retail space for Jenni Bick Fine Custom Journals in Washington, D.C. The formerly online-only handmade journal business is moving into the Dupont Circle location previously occupied by Riccardi Clothier.

The organic and natural design aesthetic of the online store is incorporated into the physical space through a neutral, modern décor that includes wood shelves, hardwood flooring and light-colored walls. Extensive shelving will showcase an array of colorful merchandise, while freestanding tables and shelves provide a place for seasonal and specialty items.

jenni bick extNative Washingtonians, the Bicks launched Jenni Bick Fine Custom Journals in 1990. Also in the 1990s, Robby operated the Adams Morgan bookstore Bick’s Books. Previously an online-only business based in Martha’s Vineyard, Jenni Bick Fine Custom Journals’ retail space in Dupont Circle now offers customers the opportunity to see and feel signature JenniBick one-of-a-kind products and other unique finds before purchasing.

“It was such a pleasure to design Jenni Bick’s first brick-and-mortar shop and welcome them back to the Washington, D.C., area,” says Clare Marino, a partner with GTM. “We worked closely with the Bicks to transform the existing retail store into a showplace that reflects their own unique line of products and established brands.”

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Established in 1989, GTM Architects is a comprehensive, award-winning firm offering architecture, design and planning services. Many of its design professionals are now accredited through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED accreditation program. GTM is multi-disciplined with expertise in single-family residential, multifamily/mixed-use, commercial interiors, and commercial including retail, restaurant and recreation/fitness projects in the Washington, D.C., region and across 20 states.

SOURCE: GTM Architects

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