Think Design

Architecture & Interior Design


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Think Design, LLC  |  Milwaukee, Wisconsin  |  Architecture + Interior Design

Goodwill Store & Donation Center



LOCATION: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
STATUS: Completion August 2009
SIZE: 28,000 sf  Retail and 24,000 sf Warehouse
PROGRAM: Substantial Remodel/Conversion of Warehouse into Retail


The challenge of this project was to transform an outdated ribbed-face concrete block warehouse into an inviting and highly-visible retail environment. The building is located on a side street off of a main retail corridor, so to attract shoppers from this busy area, the design included a 40’ tall entry tower with signage on three sides.


To prevent glare and solar heat gain, vertical masonry piers with horizontal steel louvers were added along the western facade to act as sunshades. Sustainable features extend even into Goodwill’s redesigned parking area, where a bioswale breaks up the lot and provides green space and an area for natural ground water infiltration. While this building did not pursue a LEED© rating, LEED© principles informed many of the architects’ design decisions.


Think Design – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Architecture & Interior Design

Retail Building

Goodwill Store & Donation Center

Wauwatosa, WI


Think Design – Architecture + Interior Design