Departure Museum Shop Entrance
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Departure Museum Shop
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Departure Museum Shop

Albany International Airport|Colonie, New York
architecture+ designed the new Airport gift shop and information desk on the main level of the terminal. The gift shop was relocated to this larger, more prominent location that was previously home to the Airport’s information desk. The information desk was relocated adjacent to the new gift shop to generate pedestrian traffic and attract shoppers.
Project Type:
Commercial
2011
Corporate Design Award, American Society of Interior Designers, New York Upstate/Canada East Chapter
 
We designed the shop façade as a modern glass box to evoke the image of a colorful gift and provide visual access to the store interior. At the client’s request, we re-used and re-designed many of the fixtures from the original gift shop and also designed additional custom fixtures to complement the original store fixtures.
"The shop is absolutely lovely and we've had nothing but rave reviews from airport staff and customers. It was a pleasure to work with your team. Thanks for all of your efforts and good design."
Sharon Bates, Director, Art & Culture Program, Albany International Airport
 
Sales at Departure, which features gifts and artwork from Capital Region museum and local artists, have increased significantly with the new store design. The new location of the information desk provides a larger work area with custom casework to coordinate with the existing ticketing counters.