Govan Brown


 50 rideau street, ottawa, on

  Square Footage: 157,000
  Market Sector: Retail & Hospitality
  Architect/Designer: Callison
  Landlord: Cadillac Fairview
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In 2015, Govan Brown finished our first project for fashion specialty store, Nordstrom. Founded in Seattle, Nordstrom has entrusted Govan Brown with their expansion into the Ontario market including, Ottawa and three location Toronto; Sherway Gardens and Yorkdale Shopping Centre with the Nordstrom location in Toronto's Eaton Centre being the Canadian Flagship store. The recently completed Ottawa location features a bold new design for Nordstrom. The Nordstrom space occupies two floors and 157,000 square feet of Otta-

wa's Rideau Shopping  Centre.It is the anchor store for a major refurbishment of the Rideau Centre. Adjacent to the Mackenzie King Bridge and newly-coined Nordstrom Court, the Nordstrom store's exterior facade is clad in porcelain tile. The store is adorned with inventive wood product displays and small furnished lifestyle vignettes for when shoppers sit outside the dressing rooms. In addition to the retail build-out, the project scope also included a restaurant called "Bazille" with a terrace and a full equipped e-Bar

coffee shop that opens directly on to the mall. The space includes all of the latest Nordstrom design concepts, including an abundance of natural light, luxurious stone and carpeted floors. Ceiling treatments include both warm wood ceilings and drywall clouds suspended from an open structure that glows with light. The large shopping space offers all the retail amenities of a world-class establishment. The project was completed in conjunction with the Rideau Centre's renovation and opened in March to large crowds.