Store Design

Sustainable design and build methodologies are part of our DNA.

We believe a coffeehouse should be a place to find connection. We believe it should fit seamlessly within its neighbourhood. And we believe its environmental impact should be as minimal as possible.

Our store designs are rooted in our coffee heritage, and in our Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ community involvement and environmental stewardship goals. So our designs reflect the character of a store’s surrounding neighbourhood and help reduce environmental impacts.

As our stores are built and renovated, we will source materials and employ craftsmen on a local basis and incorporate reused and recycled elements where possible. To guide our efforts, we’re using the US Green Building Council’s LEED® certification programme as a benchmark for success. (LEED® is short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.)

We aim to achieve LEED® certification globally for all new, company-owned stores beginning in late 2010.

Each new and renovated store uses one of four design concepts. We invite you to explore them:

  • Heritage coffeehouses reflect the mercantile roots of our first store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market with worn wood, stained concrete or tiled floors, metal stools and factory-inspired lighting. Large community tables, club chairs and wooden blinds evoke a turn-of-the-last-century feeling.
  • Artisan stores echo the industrial past of urban markets, taking inspiration from the Modernism of the 1930s. This motif celebrates simple materials like exposed steel beams, masonry walls, factory casement glass and hand-polished woodwork in a creative gathering place for culture and the arts.
  • Regional Modern embodies a trend-setting style that is comfortable and welcoming. We use bright, loft-like, light-filled spaces punctuated with regionally inspired furniture and culturally relevant fabrics to create a calm and contemporary respite from the clamour of the fast-paced world.
  • Concept stores are unique environments created by our designers to explore innovations within the coffeehouse. We call them our “design sandboxes”. That sense of exploration is extended to everyone who visits, through daily coffee and tea cuppings, artistic events and community gatherings.

Our Stores

  1. Information about the Starbucks at 7th and H in Washington, D.C.
    7th & H - Washington, DC - Heritage
  2. Information about the Bellevue Square Starbucks in Bellevue, Washington
    Bellevue Square Bellevue, Wash. Regional Modern
  3. Information about the Palace Hotel Starbucks in Madrid, Spain
    Palace Hotel - Madrid, Spain - Heritage
  4. Information about the Starbucks at 1st and Pike in Seattle, Washington
    1st and Pike - Seattle, Wash - Heritage
  5. Information about the Conduit Street Starbucks in London, England
    Conduit Street - London, England - Regional Modern
  6. Information about the Disney Village Starbucks in Paris, France
    Disney Village - Paris, France - Artisan
  7. Information about the University Village Starbucks in Seattle, Washington
    University Village - Seattle, Wash - Artisan
  8. Information about the 15th Ave Coffee & Tea store in Seattle, Washington
    15th Ave Coffee & Tea - Seattle, Wash - Concept
  9. Information about the Roy Street Coffee and Tea store in Seattle, Washington
    Roy St Coffee & Tea - Seattle, Wash - Concept