We’ve Worked with Big Box Powerhouses to Out-of-the-box Retailers

As a leader in retail design, Selser Schaefer Architects has helped our clients save millions on hundreds of successful retail projects since our beginning in 1993.


Known in the fast food arena for outstanding service and their chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A® has been steadily growing since the mid ‘80s when they built their first free-standing restaurant. With an eye toward continual improvement, the company challenged our team to create a new restaurant design to substantially reduce building costs while delivering the same productivity and strong customer satisfaction that’s fueling its growth. We eagerly accepted the challenge and helped Chick-fil-A develop a new store format currently under construction.

Selser Schaefer Architects has been a critical partner in identifying and attaining significant savings in our restaurant design. They dove in and challenged our cross-functional in-house team to think big. Their commitment and hands-on approach has been key in making this effort successful.

-Gwen Newland AIA
Senior Manager, Design & Construction, Chick-fil-A



Working with downtown Tulsa innovators Nelson/Stowe, who wanted to try something new and exciting, Selser Schaefer Architects is helping bring this unique retail concept to the heart of downtown Tulsa. The Box Yard uses shipping containers to create flexible retail spaces that attract entrepreneurs, while supporting individualism and growth.

Read more about Box Yard.



Selser Schaefer Architects is working with Rupe Helmer Group, a commercial construction, development and real estate firm, to provide prototypical site adaptation services. Our team has been attentive, swift and thorough as we provide construction documents and permit coordination for the Dollar General stores located throughout the Southeast and Midwest.



Each store Selser Schaefer Architects has helped create in our 16-year relationship with this Texas-based brand is unique to its neighborhood. Yet the user experience is designed to inspire the same feeling: “Here Everything’s Better.” Helping deliver this advantage for shoppers and employees alike starts with a deep understanding of H-E-B® goals.

Learn more about some of our work with H-E-B Grocery Company.