“When the architect Peter Bohlin arrived for his first meeting with Steve Jobs, he wore a tie. ‘Steve laughed, and I never wore a tie again,’ Mr. Bohlin recalled,” James B. Stewart reports for The New York Times.
“Thus began a collaboration that has extended from Pixar’s headquarters, completed in 2001, to more than 30 Apple Stores (and counting) around the globe, all with design work by Mr. Bohlin and his firm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson — and Mr. Jobs himself,” Stewart reports. “Just as Mr. Jobs transformed the notion of the personal computer and the cellphone, he left an indelible stamp on architecture, especially the retail kind, traditionally a backwater of the profession.”
Stewart reports, “In many ways, the retail architecture is simply the largest box in which an Apple product is wrapped, and Mr. Jobs was famously attentive to every detail in an Apple product’s presentation and customer experience.”
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