Designing around shifting requirements in an emerging industry
When Garden Remedies approached StudioDRAW and us to build out their new medical marijuana dispensary in Marlborough, we jumped at the chance – we love new challenges, and a brand-new, high-profile project type, done on a tight schedule and budget, with a great project team, was right up our alley.
This project had to navigate many constantly changing regulations, as well as a sensitive community process, and a variety of unique security challenges – we dove in, and with our co-designers StudioDRAW, quickly became experts on the many competing priorities and concerns surrounding this project. Every process and convention in traditional retail had to be rethought - from flow of product and cash to making a highly secure space that still felt warm and inviting - given the complicated regulations around cannabis.
We were able to draw on our extensive experience in a retail environment, and provide a practical, bright, modern space that helps Garden Remedies serve their patients in a friendly and professional manner.