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Banks Journal

Banks Journal

For Banks Journal’s first physical retail store located in ROW DTLA in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, we designed a clean and minimal space for the surf-inspired menswear brand, which has a presence in Australia, Japan, and the United States.

Banks Journal
Los Angeles, CA


We sought to create volume within the high-ceilinged, 1,000 square foot retail space, situated in the shell of a historic industrial building. Divided into a shopping area, changing rooms, and benches, the catalyst for the interior shape is a lattice ceiling installation, made of 1000 linear feet of wood. 


Architect: West of West
Client: Banks Journal
Construction:  Tom Greek
Photography: Scott Snyder & Injinash Unshin