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.

NEWS AND EVENTS

L’Occitane en Provence, 555 Fifth Avenue, is 2018 Store of the Year!

L’Occitane en Provence at 555 Fifth Avenue, New York City, is the Retail Design Institute’s 2018 Store of the Year. The reveal came at the Institute’s 48th Awards Gala, held May 22, 2019 in New York City, among nearly 200 attendees from the retail design industry.
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Retail Design Legion of Honor Inducts Paul Lechleiter

Paul Lechleiter is the latest practitioner to be inducted into the Retail Design Legion of Honor. Lechleiter, who has logged more than 35 years in the retail design industry, is chief creative officer of FRCH NELSON, Cincinnati. As FRCH NELSON’s creative visionary, Lechleiter’s role is hands-on involvement in day-to-day creative output, providing creative leadership for a variety of client relationships….

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James Farnell Named Fellow of the Institute

Farnell joined the Institute in 2009 as a Professional member through the Southern California Chapter and later serving as its President August 2011 through October 2014. He was named Professional Member of the Year in 2013 for his work on behalf Southern California. Farnell has consistently upheld the mission and values of the Institute, representing the interests of all Institute’s membership from student to professionals and trade partners…

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Announcing the Mark V. Looper Award for Design Collaboration

There’s a new award being offered in time for the 2018 Student Design Competition already underway.

“We’ve added the ‘Mark V. Looper Award for Design Collaboration,’ because Mark was a champion of collaboration,” notes Andrew McQuilkin, FRDI, chairman of the Student Design Competition.” Throughout his career, McQuilkin explains, “Mark invited and inspired individuals to work together. So the Institute feels strongly about using this opportunity to recognize those who do at the earliest stages in their design profession.”

The Institute’s International Executive Board approved the recognition in January and determined the award would go to the Student Group winner — in Mark’s memory. The Student Design Prize Fund is currently funded with proceeds from the International Design Competition entry fees and the Awards Gala ticket sales. Now, anyone can contribute to the Looper award.

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Boston Retail Guide – Boston Stores Deserving a Visit

The Boston Retail Guide is an annual listing of of new and notable Boston merchants. This listing of shops to visit includes retailers on Newbury Street and shops at Prudential Center / Copley Place. Click here to visit the news posting.

Click the link below to download and read this listing in PDF format.

Boston Retail Guide 2018 Boston Stores That Deserve A Visit

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CitySCENE, May 2012

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May 8, 2012

Students Pitch Design Pros, May 2012

We are very excited for tonight’s student and industry professional event at Herman Miller | Bay Area. Its not too late to rsvp [email protected] for the chance to hear […]
March 7, 2012

SCAD Student Wins First Place in PAVE 3D Design Challenge

Congratulations to Aurielle Jones, an interior design senior at Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta, for winning First Place and $5000 in this year’s […]
February 8, 2012

A Special Showing of Paul Woski’s Work

A special showing of Paul Wolski’s work “ALTEREGOPOPART” was presented to help benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at Chic Gallery at Phipps Plaza. Link: www.chic-art.net
February 8, 2012

Art Institute of Atlanta PAVE Winner

Rajiv Patel, a student at the Art Institute of Atlanta won an Honorable Mention at the PAVE 2011 Student Design Competition. Rajiv was one of nearly […]
June 17, 2011

Retail Refresh Tours

Durante el mes de Junio de 2011 desde el Retail Design Institute de España hemos impulsado los Retail Refresh Tours como nuestra primera actividad dirigida dar […]

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