About the Retail Design Institute

MISSION

The Retail Design Institute promotes the advancement and collaborative practice of creating selling environments.

Education

The Retail Design Institute works with colleges and universities to develop retail design programs. We continue to work toward a degreed specialty in retail design through both architecture and design schools.

The Institute promotes continuing education to improve the skill sets of working professionals. Each Chapter is required to hold at least four Continuing Education meetings each year. Most Chapters are AIA and IIDA CEU providers.

Through workshops and seminars highlighting new and noteworthy trends, the Institute engages the retail community at large to share accomplishments in retailing and retail store design.

Career Building

At the point a career move is on the horizon, the Institute is there for members. We maintain a jobsite for members seeking a new challenge. The site is set up for employment opportunities, positions wanted and a resume posting service. We work with most retailers and recruiters and are rated as one of the top six placement services in the industry.

Networking

Most Institute Chapter meetings have a social aspect (meet and greet) prior to the program event. In general, Chapters hold two social events every year that might range from a holiday party, to a boat cruise, to a golf tournament. Special events such as a tour of a new retail venue combine learning and pleasure.