Sustainability, Domesticated

What if you could reimagine your Saturday morning trip to the home improvement store, transforming it from an isolating hunt through daunting aisles to an inspirational journey toward a healthier home? That’s just what Texas retailer TreeHouse is doing with its bright and inviting stores, including the Plano, Texas, location we helped bring to life in collaboration with Lake|Flato Architects.

TreeHouse believes our homes should be sustainable and healthy as well as beautiful. The company uses its contemporary store concept to provide innovative products, resources and education to empower its customers toward better living. Guests are greeted with a tour of the showroom that includes special destinations for workshops and daily community events.

Living by their own wisdom, the building itself promotes environmental stewardship. An adaptive reuse of an old retail space, its many green features include clerestory windows and dozens of skylights that let sunlight brighten moods while reducing the lighting load.