With services that extend well beyond traditional architecture, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting customizes its offerings to meet the growing needs of such progressive companies as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Plow & Hearth — affirming that in today's competitive marketplace, diversity goes a long way.
Little's Retail Practice is focused on exceptional client service and better retail business performance resulting from excellent design. “We've built a service-oriented platform that can be challenged to address a myriad of facility needs targeted at giving our clients a competitive edge,” says Little's National Retail Studio Principal Bruce Barteldt, Jr., AIA. “After all, providing that fundamental advantage for our clients is our ultimate goal.”
Because a retailer's competitive edge is constantly evolving, Little keeps close tabs on the latest trends. In order to address its clients' business objectives, the firm has fused its award-winning design capabilities with industry-leading technology. “Many retailers think they have to risk trading ‘branded environment quality’ for ‘speed to market,’” says Barteldt. “Perhaps retailers don't know that the value of their investment in design has been diluted by an ineffective rollout until it's too late. We solve this dilemma by connecting the two.”
Consequently, Little often assists clients with current needs while offering a depth of talent and infrastructure to accommodate their growth and needs over time. With key regional locations in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Dallas, the Charlotte-based Retail Practice offers store design, corporate rollout/build-to-suit, shopping center and supermarket services to some of the nation's hottest retailers. Moreover, Little's resources go beyond their competition with specialties like compiler technology, site development and entitlement consulting, environmental graphics, brand consulting and a full-service, in-house engineering team focused strictly on retail. Clearly, Little is armed with the tools necessary to deliver results beyond architecture to its clients.
Address: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting 5815 Westpark Drive Charlotte, NC 28217
Size of Firm: 250
Year Established: 1964
Key Contacts: Bruce Barteldt, Jr., AIA, National Retail Studio Principal Steven Starr, Store Design Studio Principal