LOCATION Gump Building, Honolulu, HI
ARCHITECT Winick Architects
The Louis Vuitton Gump store is the only building Louis Vuitton owns in the US and is the retailer’s flagship location. Our team loved working on this project for a number of reasons including the scale of the project, our opportunity to solve complex issues, and the chance to work on a project that is truly unique to this world-renowned brand.
Dickinson Cameron oversaw the demolition of the entire interior basement and first and second floor. Next, the team worked on the addition of a 1,500 sqft second-floor terrace, the creation of a new 7,000 sqft sales area, and 3,000 back of house. The project was completed in 7 months despite unforeseen structural issues within the 90-year-old building.
The space exceeded our expectations for a number of reasons … Let’s start with the art! Artists from outer islands were commissioned to draw free-hand art on walls while custom paintings were brought in from Paris and across the globe. Custom millwork was crafted and installed by Goebel Fixtures. The grand stairwell made of exotic wood finishes and Italian blue leather wrapped handrails furnished and installed by Linder Enterprises. A combination of coral tile flooring and oakwood planks turned the floor into a work of art. Everything was tied perfectly together with the unique cobalt blue glazed tile under the stairwell.
While the interior was completely reworked, the exterior was preserved in order to conform with the Waikiki Historical Society requirements and to blend seamlessly into this community. Dickinson Cameron Construction is proud to be part of a project like this and honored to team up with Louis Vuitton once again.
LOCATION Honolulu, HI
Completed in 2014, Dickinson Cameron negotiated the remodel renovation of the 15,000 sf two story Louis Vuitton. This was an open store three phase construction project consisting of all new AC, fire sprinkler system, electrical system and façade. The entire interior shell, floors and ceilings were furnished and installed by DCC consisting of wood floors, venetian plaster, walls and ceilings, light coves with knife edges and LED lighting and a grand stairwell. The project was completed just under a year.
ARCHITECT Adam Golinczak Architecture
Located in the Miami Design District, this Louis Vuitton store is unlike any other. Not only is it the brand’s first-ever freestanding men’s store, but the open design and decor is a unique departure from Vuitton’s usual aesthetic. This was a multi-level, ground up project with a scope that included an interior fit out, corner façade, a central elliptical-style staircase, and elevator. Probably the most striking feature is the perforated metal rainscreen on the façade. It consists of approximately 250 custom panels and about 500 white and RGB lights. This installation required an incredible feat of manpower, coordination and logistical planning.