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We are the retail industry's creative professionals and 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 designs, store planners, visual merchandisers, resource designers, brand strategists, educators, trade partners, editors and publishers, and students.

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Collaborate 2016: September 18 - 20, Chicago
January 26, 2016 3:36pm
Collaborate 2016 will take place September 18 to 20 in downtown Chicago at LondonHouse. Hosted by Retail Connect Events and sponsored by the Retail...
SRO: NYC 2016 Virtual Store Tour
January 20, 2016 5:15pm
A standing-room-only crowd gathered at National Retail Federation's BIG Show EXPO stage Monday morning, January 18, for the 2016 New York City ...
45th Annual Awards Gala & Fundraiser Set for March 12, 2016
January 13, 2016 4:13am
The Institute announces the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, is the venue for the association's annual Awards Gala & Fundraiser benefitting th...
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Bright Talent Resources for DSA Phototech | Carson, California
Architect - Retail Stores (4-8 yrs. exp.)
CallisonRTKL | Seattle, Washington
Retail Project Manager
Cushman & Wakefield | St. Louis, MO
Architectural Designer
dash design | Long Island City, NY
Project - Design New Floor Covering Showroom ...
National Apartment Flooring | Los Angeles, CA
Senior Production Specialist
Talbots | Hingham, MA
Interior Designer – Store Design and Constr...
Art Van Furniture | Warren, MI
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Member Blog Posts

Retail Merchandising Resource
November 3, 2015 8:16am
Please let me know of any company that help a Restaurant Owner to create their new retail space, providing research, data, merchandise assortment and resources to help create this new shops. Contact me thru email: Thak you!   Claudia ...
Congratulations Chandler Inc!
April 9, 2014 1:49pm
Retail Design Institute International Awards, January Under Armour’s flagship store received high honors at the RDI Gala in January. Chandler, a+i architecture and Under Armour were awarded Large Format Specialty Store of the Year for the desig...
No me interesa el Fin sino el viaje
February 17, 2014 5:21am
“COOPETENCIA  es colaborar con mi competidor en busca de un nuevo mercado. Es adaptar nuestro pensamiento para un nuevo escenario. Es acercar posturas,  migrar lastre y centrarnos en nuestro proyecto.” Fernando Subirats, como interiorista, trabaja en pensamiento (Thinkin...

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