BRP Time Capsule: Bass Pro Shops


For the last 27 of our 40 years as a firm, we’ve worked with our hometown’s national retail giant, Bass Pro Shops. From our early projects assisting the design team, to store rollouts, and more recently the nationally renowned Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, we’ve had the pleasure of working on a large […]

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2016 Project Roll Call


Happy New Year! 2015 was a fantastic year for BR&P, and 2016 is shaping up to be even busier with projects ranging in scope and variety, spanning the US from Arizona to New York, Texas to Michigan, and back to our hometown of Springfield, MO. A lot of our current work is lodging and hospitality. […]

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Coming Soon: Branson Landing North Retail Development


When it opens in May 2015, the Branson Landing North Retail Development will extend the footprint of the popular Branson Landing mixed-use destination to the north, overlooking Roark Creek and Lake Taneycomo. BR&P designed this $2.5 million project for developer HCW, LLC of Branson, Missouri. The development consists of three buildings containing 16 storefront lease […]

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Bass Pro Shops Outpost Opens in Anchorage


On July 9 Bass Pro Shops opened its 67th store. The 80,000 sq. ft. Anchorage, Alaska Bass Pro Shops Outpost is, for Bass Pro, “a tribute to Alaska’s awesome beauty, abundant wildlife and regional heritage.” Adding to the unique destination retail experience are Alaskan themes throughout the store in hand-painted regional murals, museum quality wildlife […]

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BR&P a Nationally-Ranked Retail Design Firm!

In a recent issue of the retail design publication Display & Design Ideas, BR&P is ranked among the top retail design firms in the U.S. See where we rank on the prestigious Design Leaders 2011 list and our fellow honorees! In the past year, BR&P’s retail projects include: The Great Outpost by Nantahala Outdoor Center […]

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Who Says Retail is Dead?

My trip to Salt Lake City last week confirmed my anecdotal knowledge – that is, retail is not dead, at least not in this market segment. Besides the buzz among the vendors and buyers, a few pieces of key data provided by Leisure Trend Group boosted my confidence. Outdoor retail sales have outpaced the general […]

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On The Bubble

When will it stop? I saw Christmas trees going up at Lowes in early September and vowed to myself ‘I will not shop at Lowes anymore.’ Now retailers like (gulp) Wal-Mart and (double-gulp) Amazon are ‘moving’ Black Friday from Thanksgiving to Halloween. Read the article here: At what point will consumers demand their holidays be […]

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Retail Real Estate Market Myths, Truths & Trends

Following are some key points, excerpts and paraphrasing from an Urban Land Institute lunch I attended in Kansas City last week. Dan Lowe, Managing Partner of RED Development LLC. Dan went through a quick summary of some of the regional centers they were still actively developing, and how the projects have stayed alive. Many of […]

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As I normally do, business and pleasure are always rolled into one big package. My trip to Utah in mid-January was no exception. But this particular trip had a series of serendipitous moments that collectively had a great impact on me. I have a client in the outdoor industry. We recently designed a new store […]

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And the Survey Says…

It’s that time of year, where I take to shopping for something special. I’m one of ‘those people’ who do not have any real idea what to get some people, so I do an awful lot of browsing – both in-store and online – looking for something cool to buy. So, during this time I […]

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