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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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Retail Innovation & Inspiration Event at Bisazza
March 1, 2015 11:29pm
On February 18th, the Southern California Chapter held their first event of 2015 at the luxurious Bisazza showroom on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles.&n...
In Memory of William J. McHenry, 1953 -- 2015
January 26, 2015 9:07pm
William J. McHenry, 61, passed away at his home January 15. He was president and owner of Elevations Inc., the San Francisco-based importer and des...
Kevin Roche: 2014 Legion of Honor Inductee
January 20, 2015 9:08am
New York, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 – Celebrating 39 years in the retail design industry, Kevin Roche was inducted into the Retail Desi...
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DAL-TILE | Denver, CO
International Education Chair
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International Membership Chair
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International Sponsorship Chair
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International Marketing/Communications Chair
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Junior Architect
MNA | New York, New York
Technical Associate
ArcVision, Inc. | St. Louis, MO
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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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