We are the retail industry's creative professionals. We were founded in 1961 to be a collaborative community where ideas, knowledge and passion would be shared at a local level and enable our members to fulfill the fast-paced planning and design needs of retail. Today, our membership includes architects, graphic designers, lighting designers, interior designers, store planners, visual merchandisers, resource designers, brand strategists, educators, trade partners, trade media and students of design.



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Store Design Competition

On March 12, 2016, the Retail Design Institute presented the winners of its 45th Annual International Store Design Competition at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas. Gala Sponsors included Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, EY, Stylmark, Highland Associates and Architectural Systems Inc. More than 125 projects from around the world competed in 21 categories reflecting both hard lines and soft lines in formats ranging from department, specialty, supermarket and mass merchant to pop-­‐up and common area.

Store of the Year ShopWithMe WithMe Giorgio Borruso Design
Category A David Jones David Jones Dalziel & Pow
Category B Nordstrom, Pacific Centre Nordstrom Nordstrom Store Design
Category C Hudson’s Bay Queen Street Footwear Hudson’s Bay Hudson Bay Store Planning & Design
Category D JINS JINS Eyewear US Inc. Kwan Henmi Architecture and Planning
Category E de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry Denis and Karen Boulle Gensler
Category F Raymond Ready to Wear Raymond Apparel Ltd. Gensler


Student Design Competition

The Retail Design Institute announced winners of its 2016 student design competition. This year more than 100 projects representing individual and group submissions from design schools, colleges and universities across the country competed.

First Place Group Depanneur Community Store Mallory Howard, Chelsie Watson and Deanna Hardy, project team Radford University, Radford, Va.
First Place Individual Fuel Up Emily Haynes, project designer Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
Second Place Individual Gas ‘N Greens Taylor Snider, project designer University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C.
Third Place Individual Lux Kristina Lara, project designer Florida State University
Honorable Mention Individual Simply City Kathryn Dargo, project designer California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.

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