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.

 

The Institute counts many leading retailers among our members.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Notice: The Institute’s International Office will be closed in observance of all federal and national holidays in North America, South America and Europe.

International Officers Elected for 2022-2024 Term

Cynthia Hirsch Ortiz, RDI, Kathryn Hof Abercromby, RDI and Dina Meindl, Allied RDI, have been re-elected as International President, Secretary and Treasurer, respectively, for the 2022-2024 […]

In Memoriam: Richard James Lewis, FRDI, 1950-2022

Note: Richard’s family is planning a memorial in his honor with a date and time to be announced. Richard James Lewis, 72, passed away suddenly August […]

Retail Partnership Marketing Panel at StorePoint Retail 2022

  August 21, 2022: Retail partnership marketing continues to reshape the retail landscape and the Retail Design Institute visited StorePoint Retail in greater Orlando to explore […]

Tempur-Pedic (New York City)

Tempur-Pedic, New York City, is the 2020 Store of the Year!

Tempur-Pedic, New York City, is the Retail Design Institute’s 2020 Store of the Year. Ray Ehscheid, the Institute’s International Chairman and Chair of its Awards Committee, made the official announcement October 12, 2021. “We congratulate the Tempur-Pedic team on their impressive win that channeled multi-sensory experiences for a new 3,100-sq.-ft. store in Manhattan. ”The location takes advantage of its storefront using nature photography much like a window to a landscape beyond,” Ehscheid explained. In addition to its distinction of Store of the Year, judges also bestowed two Innovation Awards on Tempur-Pedic — one each for Materiality and Digital Integration. Catch the entire awards presentation  here.
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Recent News

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November 30, 2020

Whole Foods Market, Seattle | 2019 Design Award Winner

Whole Foods Market, Seattle D L English Design Inc. The DL English Design team approached its work on this Seattle Whole Food Market location with the […]
November 23, 2020

Call for Entries: 50th International Design Competition

The Institute welcomes projects open from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, for submission in its 50th International Design Competition.  In addition to high-resolution photography, […]
November 23, 2020

Time Out Market, Chicago | 2019 Design Award Winner

Time Out Market, Chicago Chipman Design Architecture Spanning 50,000 sq.-ft. across three floors, Time Out Market is a food and cultural hub in the burgeoning Fulton […]
November 16, 2020

Timberland, London | 2019 Design Award Winner

Timberland, London Dalziel & Pow With Timberland’s London flagship moving from Regent Street to Carnaby Street, it was the perfect time to introduce a fresh concept […]
November 9, 2020

Specs, Del Mar | 2019 Design Award Winner

Specs, Del Mar Retail Habitats Specs is a full-service optometry and luxury optical boutique in San Diego. The Del Mar store is its third in the […]
November 4, 2020

Pacific Northwest Chapter Election Results 2020/2022 Term

The Pacific Northwest Chapter has elected new leaders for the term beginning November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2022. Lucy Baraquio, RDI, is Chapter president. She […]

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  • The Institute provides ample opportunity to learn from and connect with design trendsetters.
    Justin Fish
    Allied RDI. Member since 2020
  • During Covid-19 the Institute became my lifeline to the retail industry, keeping me engaged and connected to the design community. -- Nina Ricciardi, director, architecture, Burlington. Member since 2020.
    Nina Ricciardi
    Director, architecture, Burlington. Member since 2020
  • The Institute delivers high-quality educational opportunities - sharing ideas, knowledge and passion for the sole purpose of bringing the retail design community together.
    Mardi Najafi, RDI
    LEED AP, Creative Director, Retail Design, Figure3 Member since 2020