Build a Bear Workshop


Build-A-Bear Australia approached Sarris to assist in the growth of the brand in Australia as their specialist interior design and management consultant.

Working closely with the Build-A-Bear management teams both in Australia and America, Sarris assisted the brand to grow into 10 new stores Nationally within a period of 24 months by liaising with all Shopping centre retail design management teams, all local council authorities and national shop fitting contractors to achieve the owners goal. Build-A-Bear is a one-of-a-kind global brand that kids love and parents trust. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is an American retailer headquartered in Overland, Missouri that sells teddy bears and other stuffed animals and characters. It is the largest chain that operates in this style.

Build a Bear Workshop
350 m2

The Challenge

To liaise with all the key stake holders.

To liaise with all stake holders including the master franchise group in the USA, the Australian franchise group owner, the national shopfitting group and all the individual shopping centre management and retail design teams to achieve successfull store openings.

A word from our designer.

Preparing a master retail design information package on the brands Identity and store design requirements.

Preparing a master retail design information package on the brands Identity and store design requirements that informed all new shopping centre landlords and their teams of the BUILD A BEART brands identity and store design expectations and requirements.


We have worked with Allister Sarris for over 10 years. From start to finish on every project and store opening Allister’s attention to detail ensured for a smooth and on time project delivery. The communication was always open, immediate and constructive to make certain we were all on the same page and there were no surprises throughout the projects. I would highly recommend Allister and his team for any project big or small.  

- Gavin Port, Director/CEO Build A Bear workshop Pty Ltd