A beautiful sunny July evening provided the perfect setting for Pacific Northwest Chapter’s recent Summer Retail Walking Tour at University Village, one of Seattle’s most dynamic shopping destinations. RDI members and guests started the interactive evening with sips & savories at our generous and gracious event sponsor – Room & Board. Principal architect representing University Village, George Wickwire, AIA, from Shugart Wasse Wickwire Architecture & Interiors, provided an insightful presentation on the evolving challenges shaping this unique retail destination – followed by private tours of emerging and established creative retailers, including hi-tech b8ta, the delicious Rachels Ginger Beer, and the opulent RH Seattle, The Gallery. Many thanks to our event sponsors and participating University Village retailers!
Due to the novel coronavirus/Covid-19, the Retail Design Institute has waived membership fees and dues through May 31, 2021 for new members. Stay informed, stay connected and receive all the benefits of Retail Design Institute membership through May 31, 2021. Please use discount code 2020free when signing up. *All prospective members will be vetted according to the Institute's stated membership criteria.