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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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Theresa Froidl Named 2014 Trade Member of the Year
April 14, 2015 10:13am
Theresa Froidl joined the Institute’s St. Louis Chapter in 2006 and quickly made a difference as a committee member, board member and officer...
In Memory of Jerry Swormstedt, 1934 -- 2015
April 9, 2015 8:38am
Jerry Swormstedt, 80, passed away April 4 in Cincinnati, surrrounded by family.  He was born into a family publishing business that included t...
Carlos Aires Named 2014 Member of the Year
April 6, 2015 5:50am
Carlos Aires, a professional member since 2011, is the force behind the Institute’s newest outpost in Madrid | Barcelona. In fact, he is the ...
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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...
February 15, 2014 11:41pm
El Arte como atributo de venta, una taza de café con un cuadro de Van Gogh, una colección de Versace con los diseños de la rapera M.I.A, unos azulejos con los estampados de Ágata Ruiz de la Prada o una cafetera diseñada por Custó esto es Arketing, lo...

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