JULIAN’S COSMETICS + SKINCARE is a retail store in the Sempler development of Town Brookhaven in the incorporated area of Brookhaven in north Atlanta, Georgia. Chandlee and Sons Construction Company was the commercial contracting firm hired by cosmetics and skincare specialist, Julian Reynolds, for this 2,500 square foot tenant-finish project. Kevin Gotsch, partner at Gotsch Studios, was hired as the architect.
Julian and his partner, Craig Allemeier, wanted a high-end design for their cosmetics and skin care studio that incorporated modern technological advances within an inviting and beautiful space. Seth Chandlee, partner at Chandlee and Sons, and Kevin Gotsch worked with the clients to value engineer the project to give them the finishes they desired within their budget. Value engineering can be defined as an organized effort directed at analyzing designed building features, systems, equipment, and material selections for the purpose of achieving essential functions at the best cost consistent with required performance, quality, reliability, and safety. An example used on this particular project was the use of fixtures by Ikea in the lighting plan.
The Chandlee crew installed hardwood floors as part of the floor finishes – they also acid etched portions of the existing concrete floors as these floor types wear well. The ceiling was screwed dry wall. A unique floating cantilevered wall was installed to wrap the cashing out area. State-of-the-art wireless sound and security systems were also installed. These selections gave the clients the clean, modern look that was absolutely necessary to the concept.
In the center of the retail space suspended from the high ceiling is a unique and exquisite design constructed of floating clear acrylic panels that are etched with a beautiful, flowing, floral design. This exquisite light-filled studio has designated spa treatment rooms, customer restrooms, storage rooms and an employee kitchen.
The completed project fulfilled the clients’ vision to create a unique shopping experience in a boutique environment where women can purchase high quality cosmetics and skincare products, professional makeup applications and spa services in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Julian wrote these comments to Seth, “Chandlee and Sons did an excellent job building out our cosmetic and skincare space and spa. They worked with us on staying within our tight budget and came up creative ideas to keep us within budget. They were very diligent about keeping the project on schedule and kept us well informed. We are very pleased with the final results and the high end polished look we were trying to create. We would work with them again and recommend them to others.”
JULIAN’S COSMETICS + SKIN CARE is in Suite R440 at 705 Town Boulevard in Town Brookhaven. Their website ishttp://julianscosmetics.com/.
Shortly after Julian’s opened the CEO of Sembler toured the operating businesses in Town Brookhaven and commented to his associate, “This job (Julian’s) is one of the nicest additions to Town Brookhaven I have seen. I am very impressed. I give Chandlee and Sons our top rating!" Chandlee and Sons continues to work with Sembler on commercial projects throughout the Atlanta metro area.