More than a dozen projects called out for special innovation awards
January 12, 2015, New York City: The Retail Design Institute, the industry's largest association for design professionals, named its annual Store of the Year and recognized more than 45 retail design projects in 20-plus retail formats for excellence in design and execution. The projects and the design professionals responsible were honored at the Institute's 44th Annual Awards Gala, which took place at the TimesCenter Stage, New York City.
T2 Shoreditch, London, a tea specialty store designed by Landini Associates, of Sydney, Australia, was named Store of the Year by the judging panel, which was overseen by association’s Boston Chapter.
In addition to naming its Store of the Year, the Gala presentation also included the induction of Kevin Roche, senior vice president, global design for DFS Group Ltd., the Hong Kong-based division of LVMH Group, Paris, into the Retail Design Legion of Honor. The late Rodney Fitch, a member of the Retail Design Legion of Honor and founder of FITCH, a multi-disciplinary design firm, with offices throughout the world, was honored as well for his contributions to the retail design profession and industry.
The evening's sponsors included: Toshiba; EY; Karen Pearse Global Direct; Lighting Elysium; Little; Shaw Industries/Patcraft; Highland Associates; Seven Continents and Mark Steele Photography.
Following is the complete list of projects and awards given at the Gala:
CATEGORY: New or Completely Renovated Full-Line Department Store
First Place: Nordstrom Store Planning, Nordstrom, The Woodlands, Texas
Award of Merit: Gensler, El Palacio de Hierro, Querétaro, Mexico
CATEGORY: New or Completely Renovated Specialty Department Store
First Place: Burdifilek, The Galleria Luxury Hall West, Seoul
CATEGORY: New Shop Within an Existing Full-Line or Specialty Department Store
First Place: HBC Store Planning & Design, Hudson’s Bay Home & Decor, Toronto
Award of Merit: Charles Sparks + Company, Macy's Herald Square 4th Floor Men’s Activewear and Shoes, New York
CATEGORY: Hard Lines Specialty Stores
First Place: Callison, Watches of Switzerland, Regent Street, London
First Place: FITCH, PIRCH, Dallas
Award of Merit: Gensler, Hartmann, New York
Award of Merit: Gensler, Harman Flagship, New York
Award of Merit: Gensler, Back 40 Mercantile, Old Greenwich, Conn.
CATEGORY: Soft Lines Specialty Store
First Place: MNA, Ralph Lauren, Hong Kong
Award of Merit: MNA, Ralph Lauren, Bangkok
Award of Merit: Callison, Dhamani 1969, Dubai Mall
CATEGORY: Large Format Specialty Stores
First Place: Miller Zell, Orchard Supply Hardware, San Jose, California.
Award of Merit: Ruscio Studio, Mark's, Winnipeg
CATEGORY: Value Retail
First Place: RetailOne, Boot Barn, Nashville
First Place: King Retail Solutions, Fresh St. Farms, Surrey, BC
CATEGORY: Specialty Food, Gourmet Grocer & Delicatessen
First Place: BHDP Architecture, Brothers Marketplace, Medfield, Mass.
Award of Merit: Juice Served Here, Juice Served Here, Venice Beach
Award of Merit: MARKETING-JAZZ, Marques de Riscal Flagship, Alava, Spain
CATEGORY: Fine Dining Restaurant and/or Bar
First Place, Dialogue 38, Kwan Dim Sum, Toronto
CATEGORY: Quick Service Restaurants
First Place: GH+A, Rideau Centre Dining Hall, Ottawa
CATEGORY: Casual Restaurant and/or Bar
First Place: Dialogue 38, Yakitori Kintori/Kinton Ramen, Toronto
Award of Merit: Dash Design, Distrito, Moorestown, N.J.
Award of Merit: Landini Associates, Jones the Grocer, Melbourne
CATEGORY: Bar, Coffee, Tea Shop
First Place: Landini Associates, T2, Shoreditch, London
CATEGORY: Telecommunications, Mobile Technology Stores
Award of Merit: Chute Gerdeman, Verizon Destination Store, Mall of America
Award of Merit: Geyer, Telstra Discovery Store, Sydney
CATEGORY: Lifestyle, Health & Wellbeing
First Place: TPG Architecture, The Red Door, New York
Award of Merit: Big Red Rooster, American Express Centurion Lounge, LaGuardia Airport
Award of Merit: Alessandro Luciani Designer, Dr. Fleming Pharma & Healthcare, Milan
Award of Merit: MARKETING-JAZZ, Boticana Pharmacy, Jaen, Spain
CATEGORY: Temporary & Common Area Retail
Award of Merit: DSD Groupe Design + Ruscio Studio, Faces Cosmetics, Sainte-Foy, Que.
Award of Merit: Design Compendium, Birchbox Pop-Up Shop, JFK Airport
CATEGORY: Brand Spaces
First Place: Gensler, Holly Hunt Showroom, Dallas
Award of Merit: Ruscio Studio, Euro Tile & Stone, Ottawa
CATEGORY: Financial Services
First Place: Public Design Group, Bank of Queensland, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Toshiba Technology Award: FITCH, VIVID Homes by B&Q China, Shanghai
Store Planning: Nordstrom, Nordstrom, The Woodlands, Texas
Lighting Design: HBC Store Planning & Design, Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, Toronto
Materiality/Finishes: Burdifilek, Mark Lash Flagship, Toronto
Wayfinding, Signage & Environmental Graphics: BHDP Architecture, Brothers Marketplace, Medfield, Mass.
Visual Merchandising: HBC Store Planning & Design, Hudson’s Bay Home & Decor, Toronto
Fixturing: Checkland Kindleysides, Nixon, Paris
Sustainability: Gensler, Timbuk2, Chicago
Conceptual Design: Checkland Kindleysides, Joseph Cheaney Flagship, London
Branding: Chanel, Inc., CHANEL at Saks Fifth Avenue, New Orleans
Digital Integration: Gensler, Harman Flagship, New York
Historic Preservation: Elkus Manfredi Architects, The Verb Hotel, Boston
Exterior Façade: Planeación de Almacenes Liverpool, Liverpool, Toluca, Mexico
Show Window: HBC Store Planning & Design, Lord & Taylor, Albany, N.Y.
About the International Store Design Awards: Design firms and in-house retail design teams from around the globe were invited to submit projects for the Institute’s 44th Annual International Store Design Competition. The competition celebrates exceptional retail experiences across more than 20 categories from full-line departments stores to restaurants and pop-up shops. Eligible projects were those completed between Nov. 1, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2014.
About the Retail Design Institute: Founded in 1961, the Retail Design Institute promotes the advancement and collaborative practice of creating selling environments. The annual international design awards program, now entering its 45th year, is the retail design industry’s only peer-reviewed design competition. In addition to celebrating the work of professional design practitioners, the Institute also recognizes and awards student designers through its annual Student Design Competition, working with colleges and universities worldwide.