In addition to mixed-use office/retail projects and multi-tenant retail
shopping centers, Carlin/White has also designed many free-standing,
single tenant retail buildings, the national headquarters for several
corporations, and single user medical and industrial buildings.
Surprises, a specialty retail store located at the busy intersection of
Westheimer and Mid Lane is an example of a unique single user retail
This small specialty retail store was an
architectural challenge due to a small site at a high traffic location, and the owner's square
foot requirements. The problem was that the site wasn't large
enough to provide both the desired square footage and required retail
resulted in a three story building with an elevated mechanical parking
structure to provide the required parking for the retail building.